Tata Motors is one of the leading automakers in India that is committed to the electric vehicle (EV) revolution. The company already has two EVs in its portfolio: the Nexon EV and the Tigor EV, both powered by the Ziptron technology that offers fast charging, long range, safety and performance. Now, Tata Motors is gearing up to launch two more EVs in the near future: the Punch EV and the Altroz EV. In this blog post, we will focus on the upcoming Tata Altroz EV, which is expect to be the first premium electric hatchback in India.
What is the Tata Altroz EV?
The Tata Altroz EV is the electric version of the Altroz, which is a premium hatchback that competes with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz. The Altroz EV was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2020, along with the Nexon EV and the Sierra EV concept. The Altroz EV is based on the same ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) platform as the regular Altroz, but with some modifications to accommodate the battery pack and electric motor.
The Tata Altroz EV looks very similar to the regular Altroz, except for some cosmetic changes to differentiate it as an EV. The Altroz EV gets a new front grille with a blue accent, a revised bumper with a larger air dam, new alloy wheels with blue highlights, and a ‘Ziptron’ badge on the fender. The rear of the car also gets a blue accent on the tailgate and a ‘Ziptron’ badge on the boot lid. The Altroz EV will be available in three colours: Teal Blue, High Street Gold and Downtown Red.
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The interior of the Tata Altroz EV is expect to be similar to the regular Altroz, with some changes to suit the electric theme. The Altroz EV will get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster with EV-specific information, automatic climate control, cruise control, ambient lighting, connected car technology and a Harman sound system. The car will also offer ample space for five passengers and a decent boot space of around 300 litres.
The Altroz EV will be power by a 129 PS electric motor that will draw power from a 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The battery pack will be liquid-cooled and IP67 rated for water and dust resistance. The car will also feature regenerative braking to enhance the battery life. The Altroz EV will have two driving modes: Drive and Sport.
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The Tata Altroz EV is expected to offer a claimed range of around 300-350 km on a single charge, depending on the driving conditions and mode. The car will also support fast charging, which can charge the battery from 0 to 80 percent in around an hour using a DC fast charger. Alternatively, it can also be charge using a standard AC wall socket, which will take around eight hours for a full charge.
The Tata Altroz EV will have similar dimensions as the regular Altroz, which are as follows:
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
Altroz EV Launch Date & Price In India
The Tata Altroz EV is likely to be launch in India by August 2023, although some reports suggest that it might be delay till 2023. Being the only premium electric hatchback in the segment, expect Tata to price the Altroz EV at around Rs. 14 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards.
The Tata Altroz EV is an exciting product that will cater to the growing demand for eco-friendly and stylish cars in India. The car will offer a blend of performance, comfort, features and range that will make it an attractive option for urban commuters.