Developed by Tata’s design centers in India, Italy and the UK, the Megapixel is the evolution of last year’s Pixel concept and represents the company’s future design direction.
Tata Megapixe uses four wheel-mounted 10 kW electric motors which can deliver a maximum of 369 pound-feet of torque, with a 13kW lithium-ion battery pack providing the juice. A 325cc single-cylinder gasoline range-extending engine generates 22 kW while charging the lithium ion phosphate battery. The result is a theoretical of 900 km (560 miles) and an electric-only range of 87 km (54 miles).
The Megapixel uses what Tata describes as a ‘Zero Turn’ drive system. The car’s electric drive has four independent electric motors, one at each wheel. When parking, the electric hub motors drive the wheels in opposite directions, while the front wheels are turned at an acute angle, enabling an exceptional 2.8 metre turning radius. The at-home charging system is an innovative induction charging system. The car has simply to be parked over the induction pad for charging to begin.
The innovative features don’t stop there. A double-sliding door system and the car’s B-pillar-less design make entry / exit easy, besides enabling superb visibility. The battery layout and hub motors maximize the interior package.
Tata says there is plenty of space for four adults and their luggage, too.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]