Tata Motors has revealed its plan that the company will expand its electric vehicle lineup in the next 12 to 18 months. The plan outlines four electric models including Nexon EV, Altroz EV, a more powerful and long-rang Tigor EV and one model is unnamed. The announcement has been made by Chairman N Chandrasekaran at the 74th Annual General Meeting.
Details of the upcoming Tata electric vehicles are yet to be revealed. Though, the Tata Nexon EV is likely to come with a lithium-ion battery placed under the seat. The electric iteration could be offered with both AC and DC fast charging options. It might share its engine mechanism with the Tata Altroz EV that was previewed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Read – Tata Harrier Black Edition Coming Soon
The Altroz EV features permanent magnet AC motor that takes 60 minutes to get charged up to 80%. The carmaker claims it can deliver an electric range of 250-300km on a single charge. Talking about the Tata Tigor EV, the model will receive a larger battery offering long-range (over 200km). The existing version comes with a 16.2kWh battery pack that promises an ARAI-certified range of 140km.
Currently, the Tata Tigor EV is available at a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh for fleet market. The Tata Altroz EV is likely to cost over Rs 10 lakh, and the Nexon EV will also be priced quite premium. The latter one will take on the Mahindra XUV300 electric that might hit showrooms by mid 2020.