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Auto Expo 2023: Tata Motors teases the launch of Altroz, Safari, and Harrier EVs

Highlights

  • Tata Motors is already gearing up to unveil the Punch EV during the annual automotive event
  • The launch of Safari and Harrier EVs will no doubt bolster the company’s expansive EV lineup
  • It is rumoured that the Altroz EV may use the same battery/powertrain combination as the Nexon EV

Tata Motors has already confirmed the launch of the Punch EV later this year, following its official unveiling at the upcoming 2023 Auto Expo.  It seems like the company has more announcements in tow, with a new teaser hinting at the likelihood of electric versions of the Tata Harrier and Safari SUVs and the Altroz hatchback.

While the Altroz EV has always been on the cards, factors like the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent chip shortage led to a delay in its arrival. While the hardware specifications are a mystery at this point, the Altroz EV could likely borrow the battery and powertrain combo from the Nexon EV.

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Tata Altroz expected features, range, and price

Customers can expect a 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack inside, albeit with a slightly better range than the Nexon EV’s 312 km due to the lighter frame of the Altroz. We should also find a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM), delivering 129 PS of power and 245 Nm of peak torque.

Battery charging speeds should be standard at 9 hours with conventional AC charging, while some form of DC fast charging is expected to be included as well. The ex-showroom price of the ICE versions of Altroz starts from Rs 6.34 lakhs and goes up to Rs 10.25 lakhs for the top-of-the-line version.

Tata Safari and Harrier EVs are also on the way

The iconic Tata Safari and the Harrier SUVs are also likely to get electric versions based on the teaser shared by the automaker. While it’s unclear if the company will adopt a new approach for the two SUVs, it is likely that the company may offer upgraded powertrain/battery options as compared to the Nexon EV.

Fortunately, we don’t have to wait long to find out more about these electric SUVs as the Auto Expo is only a few days away. Tata Motors is positioning itself to become the undisputed leader in the Indian EV market. However, with Mahindra’s EVs set to arrive imminently, the competition will undoubtedly be higher.

Source: Tata Motors (Twitter)

 

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