Tata Punch EV Is The Safest Car To Be Tested By Bharat NCAP, Nexon EV Also Scores Full 5 Stars

  • Jun 13, 2024
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The Tata Punch EV and Nexon EV are the first electric cars to be crash tested by Bharat NCAP, both of which passed with flying colours

Tata Punch EV, Nexon EV

Quick Highlights 

  • Tata Punch EV and Nexon EV crash tested by Bharat NCAP. 
  • Both the electric SUVs pass the crash safety test with a five star rating. 
  • Punch EV is now the safest car to be tested by Bharat NCAP till date. 
  • The Nexon EV has the lowest adult protection score out of the four Tatas tested by BNCAP thus far.
  • While only the top variants of both EVs were tested, the results state that the ratings apply to all variants.

Tata Punch EV, Nexon EV

Bharat NCAP has crash tested its first electric cars – the Tata Punch EV and Tata Nexon EV – both of which pass the safety test with a full five star rating. It must also be noted that the Tata Punch EV is now the safest car to be tested by Bharat NCAP in India. 

Without further ado, let's decode both the electric SUV’s crash test results and see how they fared. 

Tata Punch EV 

Adult Protection: 31.46 / 32

Child Protection: 45 / 49 

With the aforementioned scores, the Tata Punch EV is now the safest model to be tested by Bharat NCAP yet. Here is a list of scores of all the cars Bharat NCAP has tested till date:

Model

Adult Occupant Protection (AOP)

Child Occupant Protection (COP)

Tata Punch EV

31.46

45.00

Tata Harrier

30.08

44.54

Tata Safari

30.08

44.54

Tata Nexon EV

29.86

44.95

In the frontal offset deformable barrier test, the Punch EV offered good protection to both the occupants head, neck and thighs. The driver’s tibias and co-driver’s chest, though, were rated as adequate. 

Tata Punch EV

Moving on to the side deformable barrier test, the Punch EV offered good shielding to the head, abdomen and hips, while the chest received adequate protection. All of the aforementioned points received good protection in the side pole impact test. 

Bharat NCAP hasn’t given a detailed report on child safety tests, and as a result, we haven’t discussed it in this story. The Punch EV does come with ISOFIX child seat anchorages in the rear.

Tata Nexon EV

Adult Protection: 29.86 / 32

Child Protection: 44.95 / 49

The Nexon EV has the lowest adult protection scores out of the four Tatas tested by Bharat NCAP. That said, its child protection score is almost there with the best. 

Starting with the frontal offset deformable barrier test, the Nexon EV offered good protection to both the front occupants head, neck, thighs and the feet (only driver’s side rating provided). The driver’s chest, tibias and the co-driver’s right side tibias were rated as adequate. 

Tata Nexon EV

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In the side deformable barrier test, the Nexon EV offered good protection to the head, chest and hips, while the abdomen received adequate shielding. And lastly, in the side pole impact test, the Nexon EV, just like the Punch EV, offered top protection to the aforementioned parts. 

Once again, a detailed report of the Tata Nexon EV’s child safety test wasn’t provided by Bharat NCAP and as a result, we have refrained from mentioning it.  It also comes with ISOFIX child seat anchors in the back.

Tata Punch EV And Nexon EV Price 

The Tata Punch EV is priced from Rs 10.99 lakh to Rs 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom), while the Nexon EV costs from Rs 14.49 lakh to Rs 19.49 lakh (ex-showroom). The Punch EV is an alternative to the Citroen eC3 and Tata Tiago. On the other hand, the Nexon EV locks horns with the Mahindra XUV400, while being an affordable alternative to the MG ZS EV. 

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