Tata Nano EV has been recently spied while getting tested in India. It is expected to go on sale shortly.
In November 2017, Tata Motors and its collaborator Jayem Automotives announced to introduce the electric version of Nano under the brand Jayem Neo. Earlier, Tata Nano based Neo was supposed to be launched into Ola Electric’s stable. The automaker promised to offer 400 units of the hatchback. After delaying the deliveries of the car for around two years, in mid-2019, Ola Electric secured a debt fund of Rs 40 crore from Tata Motors Finance to purchase Jaymen Neo EV. Recently, the upcoming 2021 Tata Nano EV has been spied while testing in Akrudi, Pune.
The design of the Tata Nano EV looks quite identical to that of the regular Tata Nano. At the back, the test mule gets a blacked-out bumper to keep the cost low. Moreover, it’ll also get a fully digital instrument console, which is mounted on the centre console of the electric hatchback. Mechanically, it will derive power from a 17.7 kW, 48 electric motor, which is capable of shredding out 23bhp of peak power. The electric motor in Nano EV is supplied by Electra EV, which also supplies power plant to Tiago and Tigor. In the Indian market, Tata Motors discontinued the Nano in the year 2018 because of its poor demand. The new safety norms were quite strict and to upgrade the hatchback as per these norms was expensive, so the automaker decided to discontinue the vehicle.
The upcoming Nano EV is expected to come loaded with safety features like driver airbag, ABS, front passenger seat belt reminder and reverse parking sensor as standard. It will have a top speed of 85 kmph only. Moreover, it is also FAME II certified. The all-new Tata Nano EV will offer an ARAI-certified range of 203 km in one full charge. With AC switched on and four passengers sitting inside the car, one can expect the electric hatchback to offer around 140 km of range in real-world conditions. With its compact dimension and no emission powertrain, the chances are pretty high that the Nano EV can grab a good share in the market.