The Tata Nexon EV vs the Delhi government case has witnessed yet another development, folks. After receiving complaints about Nexon EV’s driving range, the Delhi government decided to suspend the subsidy it offers on the purchase of the car under the purview of the Dehi EV policy. Tata Motors then took the Delhi government to court — Delhi HC, to be precise — over its decision to de-list the Nexon electric SUV. Well, guys, the court has finally offered some relief for the home-grown automaker and issued a stay order on the removal of Tata Nexon EV from Delhi Government’s list of vehicles eligible for subsidy under the aegis of the Delhi EV policy 2020.
In case you forgot, the Delhi government offers an incentive of ₹10,000 per KWh of battery capacity on the purchase of electric four-wheelers. This subsidy is capped at a maximum incentive of ₹1,50,000 per vehicle and is available only to the owners of the first 1000 electric cars registered in the national capital since the Delhi EV policy was notified in August 2020.
In a statement to the press, a Tata spokesperson said, “The Honourable Delhi High Court has issued notice on our writ and granted interim relief by directing a stay against the delisting of Nexon EV from Delhi Government’s eligible list of vehicles. The Honourable High Court has granted time to the Delhi Government to file counter affidavit in the matter.”
Tata Nexon EV makes use of a 30.2 kWh battery pack and claims an ARAI-certified driving range of up to 312 kilometres per charge. It may help to note that the claimed driving ranges are based on tests conducted under specific driving conditions that are difficult to replicate during real-world driving conditions. Additionally, factors such as weather, the condition of the road, time spent in idle, etc. also take a toll on the driving range.