Tata Motors showcased its new EV technology, called ZIPTRON, and plans to launch 4 electric vehicles during the course of the next year. Expect these new electric cars to make a debut at Auto-Expo.
Tata Motors has revealed its latest electric vehicle technology, called ‘Ziptron’. The company expects to launch the first product based on the new technology in the first quarter of 2020, with a total of four EV launches happening over the next 18 years.
According to Tata motors, the indigenously developed Ziptron technology will help build EVs that will offer a long driving range, fast charging, and great performance. To increase the efficiency of the powertrain, it also features a regenerative braking system. The batteries will also have an 8-year warranty and IP67 dust/water protection.
The expected line-up of electric cars includes Tata Altroz EV, Nexon EV, the updated Tigor EV, and an unknown model. Price range is a mystery at the moment, but it's safe to say they might cost marginally more than their corresponding internal-combustion-engine models. With the FAME scheme in effect, however, Tata might be able to price its EV line-up competitively.
The current electric car line-up of Tata Motors includes only one vehicle, the Tata Tigor EV. It features a 72-Volt 3-Phase AC induction motor, which produced 30 hp and 105 Nm of max power and torque respectively. The electric motor is paired to a single-speed transmission. With a 16.2 kWh battery on board, the car boasts of a 142 km. The Tata Tigor EV is priced between ₹ 9.99-10.09 lakh.