Tata announced the release of affordable electric vehiclesSeptember 24, 2019
Tata Motors may be best known for its infamous Nano, but the company is introducing electrification, announcing plans to create a range of “coveted” electric vehicles.
Little is known about them, but the first one will arrive in the fourth quarter of 2020 and will use the so-called Ziptron technology. The company did not talk much about the future power plant, but promised that it would provide high performance, high mileage, the ability to quickly charge and a rechargeable battery with an 8-year warranty.
More importantly, electric vehicles equipped with Ziptron technology will be affordable. The company did not mention the price list, but said that common details and economies of scale would help make the new technology available to Indian consumers.
Gunter Butchek, Tata Motors CEO, added that the propulsion system was developed on its own and will provide an “immersive driving experience”. He also said that Ziptron technology has already passed 1 million kilometers of tests, and this proved that the system is “advanced and reliable”
On the first teaser, you can see that the power plant has a small T-shaped battery. It transfers power to a “high performance” electric motor that promises to provide “superior performance”.
The automaker also said that models equipped with Ziptron technology will be equipped with a regenerative braking system. Last but not least, the company promised that the engines would offer the best dust and water protection in the industry.
Many details remain unclear, but Butchek noted that their upcoming cars “will create a new wave of eMobility in India.” To help launch this process, Tata has released several promotional videos that highlight the environmental and operational benefits of electric vehicles.
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