2022 Tata Nexon EV Max Review : 11 Pros & 11 Cons

Out on the highway, the Tata Nexon EV Max is fantastic. An advantage of a powerful electric motor is that if you need to perform a quick overtake, there’s no need to wait for a downshift or being in the engine’s powerband.

Tata Nexon EV Max Pros

  • A solidly built & good-looking electric car
  • Zero tailpipe emissions & green image will appeal to the environmentally-conscious
  • Real-world range of ~300 km is adequate for city commutes & inter-city travel to nearby destinations
  • Stupendously cheap fuel cost of 1 rupee / km (if you charge at home)
  • Fast performance! 0-100 km/h in <9 seconds is enjoyable
  • Sorted road manners & solid high-speed stability due to the lower center of gravity & firmer suspension
  • Smooth drive, no gears, light controls & compact size make it an ideal city car
  • Nice, spacious cabin with comfortable seats. You get a practical 350-liter boot too
  • Loads of features over the standard Nexon EV such as fast charging, ventilated seats, auto-dimming IRVM, Sport & Eco modes, multi-mode regen, cruise control, air purifier, wireless smartphone charging, sunroof and more
  • Safety kit includes disc brakes all-round, ESP, traction control, TPMS, electronic parking brake, auto hold etc.
  • Low running costs & cheaper long-term maintenance (as is the case with all EVs)

Tata Nexon EV Max Cons

  • Considerably more expensive than the Petrol / Diesel Nexon. You’re paying for the tech & being an early adopter
  • Needs a charging point installed at your home parking spot. This is not doable for many people
  • Lack of charging infrastructure & ~300 km range limits long-distance / highway usability
  • Long “full tank” charging times in comparison with an ICE car. Overnight charging is best
  • Top speed is restricted to 140 km/h
  • Ride is compliant, but not plush. Firmness at lower speeds means you feel the big potholes
  • Only 3 dual-tone colour options to pick from. No single tone colour options available. Boring colour palette = just white, grey & blue
  • Fit, finish & interior quality don’t match up to the 20-lakh on-road price of the XZ+ Lux
  • Tata’s after-sales service quality is a hit or miss. Remains a gamble
  • It’s a brand-new technology, so there will be issues & niggles
  • Petrol / Diesel Nexon carry a 5-star GNCAP rating. Nexon EV is still unrated

Read Team-BHP’s detailed Tata Nexon EV Max Review.

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