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Tata Altroz EV Showcased At Geneva Motor Show; India Launch In 2020

Modified On Mar 13, 2019 03:49 PM By Dhruv.A for Tata Altroz

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The electric vehicle boasts of a claimed range of more than 250 km

  • Shares its underpinnings with the ICE-powered Altroz.

  • Has a claimed range of more than 250km.

  • It will most likely be the first Tata electric car in India when it’s launched in 2020.

After having already revealed electric versions of the Tiago and Tigor, Tata Motors continues to bet big on electric vehicles. The carmaker’s latest electrification attempt is the new Altroz-based electric hatchback. Unveiled at the ongoing Geneva International Motor Show, the Altroz EV is based on the ALFA-ARC architecture which supports electrification as well.

It looks very similar to the regular Altroz, but features a few contrasting design elements like dual-LED headlamps which flank the front grille that doesn't have any vents as there's no IC engine that requires cooling. It also gets redesigned bumpers and 16-inch alloy wheels, along with a distinctive kink around the front wing mirrors and a unique black strip under the window lines. The Altroz EV has the same exterior dimensions as the regular Altroz, which was also revealed in Geneva along with the former.

The Tata Altroz will have a completely flat floor as the batteries have been cleverly housed inside the car's base. As a result, the interior space has been maximised which should result in better room inside the EV in comparison to the ICE-powered model.  

Here's a handy table about the dimensions of the Altroz EV for a better idea.

Aspect

Dimension (mm)

Length

3988

Width

1754

Height

1505

Wheelbase

2501

 

Tata claims that it will take 60 minutes to charge from zero to 80 per cent. The claimed range is 250-300km which is likely to vary in the real world. The Altroz EV will have a longer range than the Tata Tigor EV (130km claimed) and Mahindra eVerito (140km claimed range). That said, it is also expected to cost higher than both these cars. The eVerito, for example, is priced at Rs 10.47 lakh (D6 FC variant, price is inclusive of FAME subsidy).

While the Altroz EV will be launched in India in 2020, it is not coming anytime before the month of April. And when it does come to India, it will be one of the first (if not the first) long-range EVs from Tata and amongst the first few long-range EVs on offer in the country. It will compete with the Hyundai Kona, Nissan Leaf and upcoming unnamed MG electric SUV. Expect price to be close to Rs 14 lakh at launch.

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