Tata Punch, Nexon Becomes India's Safest Electric Cars


Mohul Ghosh

Mohul Ghosh

Jun 15, 2024


Tata Motors has announced a significant achievement in automotive safety, with its electric vehicles (EVs), Punch.ev and Nexon.ev, earning a prestigious 5-star rating in the Bharat New Car Assessment Programme (Bharat-NCAP). This milestone marks the first time that electric versions of compact SUVs have received this top safety rating in India.

Tata Punch, Nexon Becomes India's Safest Electric Cars

Understanding Bharat-NCAP

The Bharat New Car Assessment Programme (BNCAP) is India’s dedicated platform for assessing vehicle safety. The program conducts rigorous crash tests and evaluates the performance of safety features and technologies in vehicles. The results are then published in the form of a star rating, providing a clear and simple indicator of a vehicle’s relative safety performance. BNCAP aims to enhance consumer awareness and push manufacturers to improve safety standards.

Exceptional Safety Scores

The Tata Punch EV achieved an impressive score of 31.46 points out of 32 for adult occupant protection (AOP) and 45 points out of 49 for child occupant protection (COP). Similarly, the Nexon.ev scored 29.86 out of 32 for AOP and 44.95 out of 49 for COP. These scores reflect the high level of safety that these vehicles provide to both adult and child occupants, making them some of the safest EVs on the market today.

Government Recognition and Support

Nitin Gadkari, the union minister of road transport and highways, took to social media to congratulate Tata Motors on this achievement. In his post on X (formerly known as Twitter), Gadkari praised Tata Motors for their dedication to safety, stating, “Congratulations to @tataev @TataMotors for achieving a 5-star Bharat NCAP rating for the Punch.ev and Nexon.ev, thus becoming the first ever 5-star rated EVs in the Indian automotive market.” He emphasized that as electric vehicles lead the future of mobility in India, a strong Bharat NCAP rating serves as an invaluable tool for consumers in selecting safer vehicles and stands as a testament to the high level of safety provided to the vehicle’s occupants.

Commitment to Safety

This achievement underscores Tata Motors’ commitment to advancing vehicle safety standards in India. The high scores in both adult and child occupant protection categories highlight the company’s focus on developing vehicles that not only offer cutting-edge technology and performance but also prioritize the safety of their passengers.

Conclusion

The 5-star Bharat-NCAP ratings for the Tata Punch.ev and Nexon.ev mark a significant milestone in the Indian automotive industry. These ratings not only enhance consumer confidence in Tata’s EV offerings but also set a new benchmark for safety in the rapidly growing EV market. As the industry evolves, safety standards like those demonstrated by Tata Motors will play a crucial role in shaping the future of mobility in India.


Mohul Ghosh
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