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Tata Nexon EV owner in Kerala has driven 85,000km while only spending Rs 1 lakh

Highlights

  • This Nexon EV user’s detailed cost breakdown highlights the benefits of EV ownership
  • The EV owner has spent an additional Rs 32,375 on maintenance and servicing of the car
  • Overall, the user has only paid around Rs 1.2/km

Electric cars are doing exceptionally well in India, with Tata Motors being the key driver of growth, thanks to its extensive portfolio of EVs, including the Nexon EV. Although cost is one of the key factors for people deciding to get electric cars, some remain to be on the fence about the long-term costs of EV ownership, including maintenance and service. A Nexon EV owner is now offering closer insight into how much it costs to run Tata’s electric SUV over a two-year period.

The user Manu M shared the data via Facebook, while also offering detailed breakdowns of service costs and minor repairs that were incurred since owning the vehicle. We learn that the Nexon EV has run for 84,995 kilometres, while the owner further shared that the car is driven for roughly 114 km every day.

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Meanwhile, Manu M spent Rs 1,01,686 on charging, returning an average charging cost of Rs 1.2/km, based on an average of Rs 9.26/unit. Furthermore, the EV has reportedly taken up 10,983 units of electricity so far. You can scour through the additional data in the chart below for additional details on the costs of charging.

Separately, the Nexon EV owner spent Rs 32,375 on the maintenance of the EV since purchasing the vehicle in 2020. While the user claimed the eligible two free services from Tata Motors, the EV went through ten paid services, which cover routine processes like oil and filter replacements, wheel alignment, car wash, and so on.

The Indian EV market will have more competitors next year

This Nexon EV owner’s experience highlights the significant cost reduction in car ownership compared to traditional ICE vehicles. Tata Motors is well placed to cash in on the demand, particularly with lower-priced electric cars like the recently launched Tiago EV.

But the automaker’s real test will be next year when newer EVs hit the market, including affordable models. Fellow Indian automaker Mahindra is also prepping the launch of its first EV early next year, so there’s plenty to look forward to for prospective EV owners in the near future.

Via: CarToq

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