The Kerala’s Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) has ordered 65 units of Tata Nexon EVs to be used for patrolling by 65 Enforcement Squads of the Safe Kerala project.
Kerala is said to be the first country in the world to deploy electric vehicles for compliance purposes. It has been announced that electricity SUVs will be leased to the Kerala authorities by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL). Once the cars have been delivered, the MVD will install speed radars and sirens on the cars.
The Nexon EV uses a 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery that powers an electric motor with an output of 127 BHP and 245 Nm. The company estimates that the car will handle a 0-100 km / h sprint in 9.9 seconds. The vehicle has an ARAI certified range of 312 km at a single charge. Using a DC fast charger, the batteries can be charged up to 80 per cent of their capacity in 1 hour, while the AC charger takes 8-9 hours to charge up to 100 per cent.
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