As per the official statement by Shailesh Chandra, MD at Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Limited and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Limited, the company is expecting 20% of total electric cars sales to come from Punch EV. The introduction of the specialized pure EV architecture called acti.ev marks a significant milestone for Tata, making the Punch EV the first to utilize this platform. This platform brings clear advantages when compared to the adapted platforms of internal combustion engine (ICE) models. It’s worth noting that the Nexon EV, Tiago EV, and Tigor EV share platforms with their conventional combustion counterparts.
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Tata Punch EV Sales Expectations
Such a statement from Mr Shailesh Chandra is indicative of the confidence Tata Motors has in the Punch EV. In all honesty, if anyone knows the sentiments of the EV buyers in India, it is Tata Motors. They have been at the top of their game in the EV space since inception. Successfully selling Nexon EV, Tiago EV and Tigor EV, they are the biggest EV company in the country. They have over 80% market share in the EV domain in the burgeoning electric mobility industry. With the launch of the Punch EV, they want to offer yet another compelling product to the customers who are looking to take that leap to EVs.
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Tata Punch EV
The recently launched Punch EV now operates on a dedicated pure EV architecture, giving buyers the flexibility to choose between two battery pack options – 25 kWh and 35 kWh. The smaller battery pack offers a range of 315 km (MIDC), while the larger one extends the range to an impressive 421 km on a single charge. These batteries feature two e-Drive options – a 60 kW (80 hp) PMSM AC with 114 Nm and a 90 kW (120 hp) PMSM AC with 190 Nm of peak power and torque. This results in a brisk 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 9.5 seconds, accompanied by a top speed of 140 km/h.
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Both the battery pack and electric motor hold an IP67 rating, ensuring resistance to water and dust. Providing additional reassurance, there is an 8-year or 1,60,000 km warranty. In the Long Range (LP) version, buyers can choose between a 3.3 kW and a 7.2 kW AC fast charger, along with a 50 kW DC fast charger. With the latter, the EV can be charged from 10% to 80% in just 56 minutes. The prices range from Rs 10.99 lakh to Rs 15.49 lakh, ex-showroom.
|Tata Punch EV
|25 & 35 kWh
|82 PS / 122 PS
|114 Nm / 190 Nm
|315 km – 421 km
|DC Fast Charging (50 kW)
|56 mins (10-80%)
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Tata Motors is the market leader when it comes to electric cars. In addition to the aforementioned products, the Harrier EV and Safari EV SUVs are also on their way. Moreover, we will also see the launch of CURVV pretty soon. It will come with petrol, diesel and electric powertrains. Looking a bit further, the Avinya will also make its entry into our market. It will be a global product, highlighting the company’s global expansion plans. It will be an exciting time for Tata fans in the next couple of years.