In tandem with government’s plan to embrace electric mobility by 2030, carmakers are developing electric versions of their models and one of the first cars to receive an electric powertrain is Tata’s petite car, Nano. The Tata Nano electric will launch on November 28 under a new name, Jayem Neo. Backing the ‘Make in India’ campaign, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi is expected to launch Jayem Neo in Hyderabad. Read – Tata Tigor Electric Car Could Soon Be Launched For Private Buyers
While Tata Motors will only supply body shells, Jayem Automotives will not only equip engine and transmission, but will also manufacture the car. For JayemAutomotives and Tata Motors goes a long way back and the two recently inked an agreement for developing sportier version of some of the models in Tata’s range. Picture Gallery – The Man Behind Tata Nano Drives These Luxurious Cars
Interestingly, the electric Nano will serve as a taxi and will only be available for the fleet market. Jayem will first supply 400 units of Neo to the popular taxi aggregator, Ola Cabs at the time of launch. A more powerful version could be launched by Tata at a later stage for the private buyers.
The electric powertrain on the electric Nano will be sourced from the Electra EV, that specializes in designing as well as development and is a known supplier of electric powertrains, battery packs and charging infrastructure. Neo will therefore carry Electra EV badge on sides, while the Tata moniker will be missing. Read – Autonomous Tata Hexa On-Road Test Runs Begin In The UK
Jayem will equip the electric Nano with a 48-volt electric system with 23bhp and a claimed range of 200km (As rated by ARAI) on a full charge. With four occupants seated and air-conditioner in use it, can offer 140km of range.