The upcoming Punch EV, Harrier EV and Curvv EV will have more than 500 km claimed driving range on a single charge, according to Shailesh Chandra
Tata Motors is currently working on a range of new electric vehicles. The third largest car producer in the country is the best-selling passenger EV maker courtesy of big investments and stepping to the plate earlier than other mainstream brands. The Nexon EV, Tigor EV and Tiago EV have been well received amongst customers and the Nexon EV received a big update recently too.
Within the next twelve months, the homegrown car producer is expected to introduce the Punch EV and the Curvv concept based production midsize electric SUV. The Harrier EV, showcased at the 2023 Auto Expo earlier this year, could also be introduced in 2024 CY. Tata holds over 80 per cent market share in the passenger EV space and it shows no signs of slowing down either.
In a recent interview, Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director of Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility, confirmed that the upcoming Punch EV, Harrier EV and Curvv EV will have more than 500 km claimed driving range on a single charge. It comes on the back of the Nexon EV’s range upped by 12 km to 465 km, thanks to the facelift.
Despite the advancements made in the burgeoning zero-emission space, range anxiety has always been a critical issue and the charging infrastructure in India definitely has a long way to go. Chandra noted that Tata is looking to leverage the reduction in prices of the battery to increase the range offered and also “change the type of the vehicles from Generation 1 platform to Generation 2 platform.”
Tata has devised a new two-pronged strategy to bring up its passenger electric cars and SUVs with higher driving range moving forward as it will help appeal to a wide range of consumers. The battery pack energy will be utilised more to accommodate higher range. The Indian automotive scene is on the brink of a big revolution as more brands will enter the EV segment vying for the spotlight.
Companies like Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra, Toyota, Honda and Kia amongst others are looking to bring in localised EVs, primarily e-SUVs over the next two to three years. Thus, buyers will have multiple options to choose and accessibility will be improved.