Tata Altroz EV Breaks Cover At Geneva, India Launch in 2020
- by Team Zigwheels
- Mar 6, 2019
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Tata's longest range EV ever comes with a futuristic design
- Based on Tata’s new AlfaARC modular platform.
- Takes design cues from the Altroz hatchback, but with mild tweaks.
- Has a claimed range of upto 300km.
Tata Motors had one of its best outings at Geneva this year, debuting not one or two but four all-new cars at the Swiss Motor Show, which opened its doors to world media on March 5. Among the most important cars for the homegrown automaker was the Altroz hatchback, which is all set to launch in India by mid 2019. However, not only did Tata showcase the petrol-powered hatchback, it also presented the Altroz EV.
Based on the same AlfaARC modular platform as the Altroz, the electric version of the hatchback gets subtle differences which make it stand apart. It builds upon the same edgy design of the Altroz with some unique touches like the high-mounted dual LED lamps, a strong character line and different DRLs at the front. It also gets unique dual-tone 16-inch alloys with a futuristic design. Based on the Impact Design 2.0 philosophy, both the Altroz and the Altroz EV get pillar-mounted handles at the rear door and split tail lamps at the back.
On the inside, things get a lot more interesting. Instead of the all-black interiors on the petrol-powered car, the EV gets beige and black dual-tone interiors. It also has a much larger touchscreen system than the one seen on the Altroz and touch-based controls for the air conditioning unit. However, the biggest addition inside is the rotary style gear knob, inspired from JLR cars. But since this is still a concept, not all features are likely to make it to the production-spec car.
While Tata hasn’t revealed the powertrain specs for the Altroz EV yet, we do know that it will have a range of 250-300km, making it the longest range EV from Tata yet. Tata’s current range of EVs including the Tiago and the Tigor boasts of 130km on a single charge. Tata also claims that the Altroz EV will have fast-charging capabilities and the battery (capacity currently unknown) can be recharged by up to 80 per cent in just 60 minutes.
Tata will launch the Altroz EV in 2020, and with the new BSVI norms kicking in in April, we expect the all-electric to land here only after that. With premium features and a longer range, expect the Altroz EV to be much more expensive than the current generation EVs sold by Tata and Mahindra in India.
However, it is likely to be more affordable than the upcoming Hyundai Kona (Rs 25 Lakh) and the Nissan Leaf (Rs 30 lakh) in India, with a price tag closer to the Rs 15 lakh mark. Apart from the Altroz and Altroz EV, the homegrown carmaker has also showcased the 7-seater Harrier (called Buzzard internationally) and the H2X micro SUV concept at Geneva.
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