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This Electric SUV Becomes First EV to Reach Umling La Pass

The Nexon EV MAX successfully scaled the World’s highest motorable road at Umling La pass

by Aishwarya Saxena

India’s leading automotive manufacturer, Tata Motors’ Nexon EV MAX has set up a new milestone with its entry into the India Book of Records.

Nexon EV MAXThe Nexon EV MAX successfully scaled the World’s highest motorable road at Umling La pass, located in Ladakh at 19,024 Ft., above sea level.

It is the 1st ever electric car to achieve this feat and demonstrates the inherent capabilities of Tata EVs even in high altitude conditions.

A team of expert drivers started the journey from Leh and completed this record on September 18, 2022.

Powered by high voltage state-of-the-art Ziptron technology, the Nexon EV MAX is built on pillars of comfort, reliability, performance, technology, and charging.

The Ziptron EV architecture is driven and proven over 450 million kms across diverse and challenging Indian terrain and this achievement is a testament to the thrilling performance it offers, substantiating its ‘Made for India’ credentials.

Commenting on this achievement, Vivek Srivatsa, Head, Marketing, Sales and Service Strategy, Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd. said “We are thrilled to witness the Nexon EV MAX achieving this remarkable milestone which further demonstrates its capabilities. All Nexon EV MAX users have the freedom to undertake regular and uninterrupted long-distance travel with superior ride & handling. Not only it offers more range and power but also supports faster charging while improving the overall driving efficiency and further providing an uncompromised EV ownership experience. Besides, it has an inherent advantage of high altitude, thinner air, lower pressure having no impact on its performance. This has been well established with this milestone and such achievements will further encourage the Indian customer to #EvolveToElectric.”

The feature and spec advantages of Nexon EV MAX such as Certified ARAI range of 437 km, Instantaneous torque, ESP with i-VBAC, Hill Descent Control, IP 67 rated battery pack and motor, Auto-dimming IRVM, High ground clearance, high-water wading capability, Electronic Parking Brake and Auto Vehicle hold makes its capable of being driven in any terrain conditions – even through world’s highest motorable road.

The Multi-mode regen feature especially helps in high altitudes adding range to the vehicle when coming downhill.

It is also compatible with multiple charging options such as, DC fast charging, AC charging or regular charging from any 15 A plug point, allowing the user to operate in remote areas as well.

Equipped with a 40.5 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack, the Nexon EV MAX produces 105 kW (143 PS) of power and delivers an instant torque of 250 Nm available at the push of the pedal, resulting in 0 to 100 sprint times in under 9 secs. Available in two trim options – the Nexon EV MAX XZ+ and Nexon EV MAX XZ+ Lux, it offers 33% higher battery capacity, which ensures uninterrupted inter-city travel.

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