Delhi suspends subsidy on Tata Nexon EV on range issue
Delhi suspended the subsidy on the Tata Motors Nexon EV due to multiple complaints about sub-standard range performance.
The transport department is awaiting a final committee report to determine how to proceed with the subsidy.
Last month, the transport department issued a show-cause notice to Tata Motors about a complaint that the Nexon EV did not meet the promised 312 km range on a single charge.
According to Delhi Transport minister Kailash Gahlot, they already received several complaints about the car. He added that Delhi is committed to supporting EVs, but not at expense of the citizen's trust and confidence.
In response to the order, a Tata Motors spokesperson said they will continue to engage constructively to protect their customers' interests, adding that the Nexon EV is the only personal segment EV in the market that satisfies FAME's stringent norms.
Tata Motors claims that it has been certified by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) that the Nexon EV can reach 312 km in a single full charge.
The ARAI is the official body designated to tests all mass-produced vehicles before being offered to customers.