Tata H2X EV To Launch In India And Join Tata’s EV Lineup
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Tata Motors has confirmed that it will launch the Tata H2X EV to expand its EV line up in India in the near future.
5 upcoming new vehicles from Tata have been introduced at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show: the Buzzard, the Buzzard Sport, the Altroz, the Altroz EV and the H2X, among which the H2X concept model is the smallest vehicle and is aimed to become a compact SUV. Recently, the Tata H2X EV has been confirmed to be launched in the coming time and join the EV lineup of Tata which already includes the Tigor EV, the Tiago EV and the forthcoming Altroz EV.
Like the Altroz EV, the H2X EV also comes with the IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy and is underpinned by the new ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) platform of Tata. Thanks to the flexible nature, this platform can support both the ICE-powered vehicles and EVs of the company. The Altroz EV is expected to be powered by a Permanent Magnet AC Motor which is mated to a 1-speed gearbox. The battery can help the Altroz EV travel nonstop for around 250-300 kilometres per charge and take only one hour to be charged to 80%. The performance figures of the H2X EV have not been revealed yet but they are anticipated to be similar to those of the Tiago and Tigor EV.
The Tata H2X EV will be supported by the Agile Light Flexible Advanced platform.
Commenting on the company’s EV lineup, Managing director of Tata, Guenter Butschek, stated that,
“We have ensured that future architectures Alpha and Omega both are future-protected for EVs. Apart from working on higher range of Tigor and Tiago EV, our first two offerings on the Alpha architecture will have an EV option,”
At present, the home-grown automaker is working on EVs which has a longer travel range of 200-230 kilometres per charge, which will help increase its EVs’ practicality. A new-gen connected vehicle solution platform is also being developed by Tata, which is a part of its plan on EVs development in India. By the end of 2020, there will be up to 4 EVs models in Tata’s portfolio in India, which includes the Tiago EV, the Tigor EV, the Altroz EV and the H2X EV, all of which will be priced below the INR 15 lakh mark with the Altroz being the highest priced model.
The Tata H2X EV will be the latest addition to the EV lineup of Tata by 2020.
Once launched in India next month, the H2X EV is expected to become a formidable competitor against the Mahindra e-KUV which will go on sale in the next several months. Tata has been committed to EVs and made every endeavour to maintain its dominating position in this segment. Besides the Altroz EV and the H2X EV, the Altroz hatchback and the Cassini, the seven-seater version of the Tata Harrier, will be introduced to the Indian auto market by end-2019.