The Tata Nexon EV, driven by EVO India, has set a new record for the fastest drive from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in an electric vehicle (EV). The journey covered a total distance of 4,003 km in just 95 hours and 46 minutes, creating three records in the Indian Book of Records (IBR) in the process.
The drive started in Srinagar, Kashmir on February 25, 2023, and concluded in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu on March 1, 2023. The route included several cities from north to south, showcasing the Nexon EV’s capabilities in handling high-speed and long-distance trips.
Throughout the journey, the team only stopped to charge the vehicle, demonstrating the availability of public charging networks across the country. The Tata Nexon EV, powered by the state-of-the-art Ziptron technology, showcased its reliability and performance, having covered over 800 million km on diverse terrains in India.
The objective of this record drive was to showcase the possibilities of EVs in real-world conditions and inspire existing and future EV owners. Vivek Srivatsa, Head of Marketing, Sales, and Service Strategy at Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd. (TPEM), emphasized the importance of demonstrating the benefits of the Nexon EV, such as its long range and the growing network of charging stations.
Sirish Chandran, Editor of EVO India, was behind the wheel of this historic drive, aiming to debunk myths about the usability of electric cars in India. The journey faced various challenges, including adverse weather conditions and difficult terrains, but the Nexon EV proved its capabilities.
The record-setting drive started in Srinagar and encountered delays due to tunnel maintenance and traffic snarls. Along the way, the team stopped at charging points and enjoyed the local hospitality, including food and refreshments from various places.
The journey concluded in Kanyakumari with the support of Tata Motors CEO Shailesh Chandra and the TPEM team. The Tata Nexon EV demonstrated that driving long distances in an EV is feasible and comfortable, as the absence of vibrations reduces fatigue and instant acceleration allows for safe overtaking.
The success of this record drive highlights the potential of EVs in India and encourages the adoption of sustainable transportation. With the continuous development of EV technology and charging infrastructure, the future looks promising for electric mobility in the country.
– EV: Electric Vehicle
– IBR: Indian Book of Records
– Ziptron Technology: State-of-the-art technology used in the Tata Nexon EV
– TPEM: Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd.
– EVO India
– Indian Book of Records