- This would be Tata’s second electric SUV after the Nexon EV
- While the Punch EV would debut at the Auto Expo, it would only be available by September this year
- The annual automotive event will also play host to a handful of other electric cars
Tata Motors has an extensive lineup of electric vehicles in the Indian market. The manufacturer is preparing to add one more compact electric SUV to the lineup in the form of the Punch EV. Tata will showcase the Punch EV at the upcoming 2023 Auto Expo, as per a report. The EV’s arrival was officially confirmed by a Tata Motors executive a couple of weeks ago, so this revelation doesn’t particularly come as a big surprise.
As one would expect, the Punch EV will bear a close visual resemblance to its ICE sibling. Most of the changes would occur in the dashboard/interiors region and the powertrain, though the company will also offer EV-specific accents on the outside to make it stand out from the standard Tata Punch. Some of these design additions could also make their way to the interiors, as per TOI.
Tata Punch EV expected features, range, and price
The manufacturer’s latest EV will likely stick to the Ziptron EV architecture, though TOI speculates that power output could be slightly higher for the electric SUV. As a result, customers will likely find a motor capable of delivering 90 to 100 hp and up to 200 Nm of peak torque. Since these are unconfirmed figures, we suggest you take this with a grain of salt.
As for range, customers should be able to get at least 300 km of range with the Punch EV. The publication believes Tata will launch the EV in medium and long-range versions, possibly with 250-350 km of range. The Punch EV could launch only by September, following its official unveiling at the Auto Expo.
The standard Tata Punch costs between Rs 6 lakhs to Rs 9.54 lakhs (ex-showroom). Keeping this in mind, the Punch EV could start from Rs 10 lakhs when it is available later this year. This would make it a cheaper alternative to the Tata Nexon EV, with a starting price of Rs 15 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Via: The Times of India