Tata Nexon is one of the safest cars on the market. It has a five star rating from Global NCAP. Although the global NCAP has not yet tested the Nexon EV, the strong build quality has definitely made it one of the safest EVs on the market. Here in Kochi, Kerala an accident is seen where a Tata Nexon EV is crashing at high speed with an electric pole.
Reported the accident Nikhil Rana Shows pictures of the accident and damaged Tata Nexon EV. According to the information received, the Tata Nexon EV hit the electric pole at high speed. We can see that the front end of the Tata Nexon EV has been completely destroyed by the pole.
Details of the accident were not available. It looks like the Tata Nexon EV went out of control and hit the pole. The front of the car was completely destroyed. Many electric vehicles have an empty trunk in front that can be used to hold luggage. However, since the Tata Nexon is not built on an all-electric platform, many devices have been placed under the bonnet.
Being an electric car, there is always the possibility of fire and explosion. However, we did not see anything in this accident. In fact, this is not the first Tata Nexon EV crash. We have seen a few accidents in the past and in all of them the passengers got out of the car safely without any fire.
Tata Nexon batteries are tested against nails
Tata is offering 8 years or 1.6 lakh kilometers warranty on car batteries and electric motors. It is the first battery pack of its kind to receive AIS 048 certification. This means that the battery has been tested against nail penetration, crushing, fire, overcharge, shock and short.
Tata claims that the Nexon EV can run 312 km on a full charge. It is ARAI tested range and in real world, range decreases depending on driving conditions. The EVT can be charged with a Home Wall 15A socket and it takes about 8 hours to charge. With a fast DC charging socket, the car takes about 60 minutes to charge up to 80 percent. Also, it gets energy recovery system which activates itself when the car goes to the coast. However, no one can set the level of resilience that they can with Hyundai ZS EV or Hyundai Kona EV.
Since the Nexon EV has no structural changes, it can safely advance the five-star G-NCAP ratings scored by its ICE cousins.