Mahindra eKUV100 vs Tata Nexon EV: Which electric car to go for?

Indian automaker Mahindra announced the eKUV100, the electric variant of its popular compact SUV KUV100 at the Auto Expo 2020, claiming that it is the most affordable passenger electric vehicle in India.

Tata Motors, another Indian automaker had launched the Nexon EV, an electric variant of its Nexon SUV earlier this year. It is the first fully electric SUV from the company and is priced higher than other electric cars.

In this post, we will compare the newly announced Mahindra eKUV100 with the Tata Nexon EV to help you decide which electric car is better for you.

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Mahindra eKUV100 vs Tata Nexon EV: Price

While the Tata Nexon EV is available in three variants, the Mahindra eKUV100 is available in one variant only.

Mahindra eKUV100PriceTata Nexon EVPrice2
P1₹ 8.25 lakhXM₹ 13.99 lakh
--XZ Plus₹ 14.99 lakh
--XZ Plus Lux₹ 15.99 lakh

In this post, we will consider the specifications of the Tata Nexon EV XM variant to compare it with the Mahindra eKUV.

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Mahindra eKUV100 vs Tata Nexon EV: Design

The Mahindra eKUV100 and the Tata Nexon EV are quite different in terms of design, which is expected due to the price difference.

The Mahindra eKUV100 is identical to its petrol derivative in terms of design. Like a lot of the other electric vehicles, Mahindra has added blue accents to its car at the front, on the wheels and at the back.

The Tata Nexon EV sports the company’s new Impact 2.0 design language. It has a grille on the front with a chunky black bar in the middle. It has a sunroof that comes in contrasting colours, adding to the overall look of the car.
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Mahindra eKUV100 vs Tata Nexon EV: Specifications

ParticularsMahindra eKUV100Tata Nexon EV
Range150 km312 km
Power53.26 bhp127 bhp
Torque120 Nm245 Nm
Top SpeedNA120 kmph
Battery Capacity15.9 kWh30.2 kWh
Charging Time80% in 1 hour(fast charge)8 hours
NCAP Safety RatingNA5 stars
ModesSport, EcoDrive, Sport
Seating Capacity55
Braking (Front + Rear)NADisc + Drum

Mahindra eKUV100 vs Tata Nexon EV: Features

The Tata Nexon EV and Mahindra eKUV100 both have features like is equipped with features like keyless entry, climate control, push button for turning the car on/off and hill descent, power steering, ABS and a central locking system.

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Mahindra’s EV also includes features like cruise control, Android Auto support, Apple CarPlay support. But Nexon EV takes the cake in terms of features with smart regenerative braking that helps in recharging the car’s battery when you brake, and single speed transmission.

So while Tata’s car offers plenty of features, Mahindra’s EV is certainly more value for money. If budget is not a constraint, you’re probably better off with the Tata Nexon EV.

See also:

Tata Nexon EV vs Mahindra eVerito: Which affordable electric car should you go for?

Tata Nexon EV vs MG ZS EV: Comparing the two latest EVs in India

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