Based on the Tata Nano platform, the Nano EV is expected to expand the company’s portfolio of electric vehicles, which has the Tata Indica Vista EV.
The electric Nano is capable of carrying four individuals. It has several design changes to reduce its mass, including a polycarbonate rear-hatch window.
Tata said it will offer a predicted range of up to 160 km (100 miles) and an acceleration of 0-60 km/h (36mph) in less than 10 seconds.
To compare, the Tata Indica Vista EV has a range of up to 200 km (124 miles) and acceleration of 0-60 km/h (36mph) in less than 10 seconds.
Tata continues its approach with the Tata Nano EV, using super polymer lithium ion batteries, as in the Tata Indica Vista EV, which provides superior energy density to conventional batteries.
The company has already displayed the Tata Nano Europa at last year’s Geneva Motor Show, and expects to launch it in select European countries in a couple of years. Meanwhile, in India, the Tata Nano, now being delivered to the first 100,000 chosen customers, has received rave reviews.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]