Tata Motors’ upcoming EV confirmed by company executive


  • Tata Motors currently has three EVs in its portfolio – the Nexon, Tigor, and the Tiago
  • More information about the vehicle is expected over the next few months
  • The pricing of this new EV could be just a notch over its petrol version

Tata Motors is the undisputed leader in the Indian EV segment, with three options currently available. A new report claims that the company is preparing the release of another mid-size electric SUV, namely the Tata Punch EV.

The Head of Marketing at Tata Motors’ Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Vivek Srivastava, has reportedly confirmed that the Punch EV is indeed on its way. However, the executive did not divulge additional details about the automobile. As HT Auto mentions, this would be the company’s second electric SUV after the Nexon and would also be the cheapest in the market.

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Tata Punch EV rumoured features, range, and pricing

While most of the car’s specifications are still under wraps, it is speculated that Tata Motors could leverage the ALFA platform for the Punch EV. On the design front, the EV could bear a close resemblance to its ICE sibling, which is currently operating on Indian roads. But customers can also expect EV badging on the body of the vehicle and some minor tweaks in the interior to accommodate the electric powertrain.

Tata Motors will reportedly utilise the same 26 kWh battery pack as the one used on the Tigor electric sedan. This should enable the automobile to run for up to 300 km on a full charge, while the presence of DC fast charging support should also make it an excellent option in the crowded electric SUV market.

The Tata Punch SUV (Petrol)

The EV should be capable of decent performance, too, courtesy of the rumoured 55 kW electric motor (PMS), delivering 74 BHP of power and 170 Nm of peak torque. HT Auto speculates that the Tata Punch EV could be priced at a Rs 2 lakh premium over the existing petrol models. This would put the starting price of the EV in the range of Rs 10 lakhs and beyond, thus making it considerably cheaper than the Nexon EV Prime.

There’s a lot we still don’t know about the Punch EV. But it’s clear that Tata Motors will bolster its already significant hold on the Indian EV market with the arrival of a new mid-size electric SUV. The company’s most recent electric car, the Tiago EV hatchback, has been a runaway success, and the automaker hopes to replicate the same with the upcoming Punch EV.

Source: Live Hindustan