The Tata Nexon EV enjoyed a dominant position in the electric mobility segment due to a lack of competition in the electric mobility segment along with a combination of price and range. But now that’s all about to change, as Mahindra has announced the launch of the XUV400 electric SUV, with reservations starting January 2023, along with pricing and delivery.
For those thinking of the Tata Nexon EV, a simple comparison of the Mahindra XUV400 and the Nexon EV in terms of battery pack, power, range and charge time provides an alternative perspective to make a smart choice.
Mahindra XUV400 vs Tata Nexon EV – Battery pack and performance
The all-new Mahindra XUV400 is powered by a 39.4kW battery pack that generates 147bhp and 300Nm of torque. Mahindra claims that the new XUV400 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds and has a top speed of 150 km/h.
Meanwhile, the Tartanexon EV comes in two versions, Prime and Max, with different battery pack sizes. The Tata Nexon EV Prime uses a 30.2kWh battery pack that produces 127bhp and 245Nm of torque. The Nexon EV Prime accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds and has a top speed of 120 km/h.
The Tata Nexon EV Max gets a larger 40.5 kWh battery pack that produces 141 bhp and 250 Nm of torque. Tata claims 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in 9 seconds and a top speed of 120 km/h. The latter is similar to the EV Prime.
Mahindra XUV400 vs Tata Nexon EV – Range and charging options
456 km from Mahindra XUV400 Electric, Tata Motors claims that the Nexon EV Prime is 312 km and the Max version is 437 km. However, in real-world conditions, we expect the range to be lower.
In terms of charging options, the electric Mahindra XUV400 can be charged to 80% in 50 minutes using a 50kW DC fast charger, and a 7.2kW/32A outlet can charge an SUV to 100% in 6 hours and 30 minutes. The 3.3kW/16A home socket takes 13 hours to fully charge the battery pack.
It takes 60 minutes to charge the Tartanexon EV Prime to 80% with a fast charger, and 9 hours and 30 minutes to fully charge it with a home charger. On the other hand, the Nexon EV Max can be charged up to 80% in 56 minutes with a fast charger, and it takes almost the same time as the Nexon EV Prime with a regular charger.