Mumbai, June 17: Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) recently released crash test results of two fully electric SUVs - Nexon EV and Punch EV. The latest result is a part of the first batch of cars crash tested by BNCAP, which also included Harrier and Safari alongside the two EVs. For starters, the Bharat New Car Assessment Program (BNCAP) is a rating-based safety assessment program, like GNCAP, that gauges the vehicle’s crashworthiness and safety features for India. Tata Nexon EV and Punch EV have bagged a 5-star safety rating at Bharat NCAP or BNCAP, joining a league of safer cars for occupants. Tata’s sub-compact SUVs are the first electric vehicles to receive five stars in the car assessment program for the EV category. MG Hector, Hector Plus & Astor See Price Hike on Select Variants.

For adult occupancy protection (AOP), Tata’s Punch EV scored 31.46 points out of 32, which is impressive, and achieved 45 points out of 49 for child occupancy protection (COP). The EV scored 15.71 points out of 16 for the front offset deformable barrier test and 15.74 points out of 16 in the side movable deformable barrier test.

Tata Punch EV crash tested at BNCAP
Tata Punch EV receives 5-star safety ratings at BNCAP (Photo Credits: BNCAP)

BNCAP crash-tested the top-spec Empowered+ S Long Range variant of the Punch EV. However, the rating applies to all the variants of the EV as it comes with six airbags as standard fitment. The Punch EV has safety features like ABS, EBD, ESP, hill hold assist, ISOFIX child mounts, rear parking sensors, and TPMS. The price for Tata Punch EV begins from Rs. 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom).

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Punch EV’s elder sibling, the Nexon EV, also scored maximum stars at the latest round of crash tests conducted at BNCAP. The electric version of the subcompact SUV bagged 29.86 out of 32 points for adult occupancy protection (AOP) and 44.95 out of 49 points for child occupancy protection (COP). Like the Punch EV, the Tata Nexon EV also underwent two tests, the Frontal Offset Deformable Barrier Test and the Side Movable Deformable Barrier Test scoring 14.26 and 15.60 out of 16 points, respectively.

Tata Nexon EV crash tested at BNCAP
Tata Nexon EV secures 5-star safety ratings at BNCAP (Photo Credits: BNCAP)

This safety rating applies to all the variants of the medium-range and long-range versions of the Nexon EV. The EV gets standard safety features like six airbags, ESC, a pre-tensioner with a load-limiter for front seats, a manual airbag cut-off switch, ISOFIX mounts for rear seats, and more. The price for the Tata Nexon EV starts from Rs. 14.49 lakh (ex-showroom).

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 17, 2024 01:58 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website