Rumour has it that the EV division of Tata Motors, the country’s largest electric car maker, has been working on an electric version of its hugely popular Punch micro SUV for a long time. After months of rumours, we finally have proof that this is true. I recently captured a spy shot of an electric version of the Tata Punch being towed by a flatbed. Team-BHP reports that this latest Tata Punch EV test mule was spotted near Lonavala Hill Station in Maharashtra.
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Tata Punch EV Spotted Look
You can’t tell from the photos that there’s much difference in appearance, but discerning observers will notice that this particular test mule has an extra rear disc brake. This option is not available for ICE iterations of punch. This additional braking equipment is believed to have been added to support the extra weight created by the car’s heavy battery and motor. The report also states that the Test Mule didn’t have a conventional exhaust system, which is another big piece of evidence that this is an electric version of the Punch.
Aside from these differences, there were no noticeable changes to the exterior, but you can expect some cosmetic tweaks to be made once the car is unveiled. Presumably, the car’s front bumper will be fitted with a closed grille, similar to the EV version of the Tiago EV. In addition, the car received an additional EV badging with blue accents around the perimeter and the standard ICE brothers, still the most popular micro SUV in the country and one of Tata’s most popular cars. are distinguished from
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Tata Punch EV Expected Look
So far, no details have been revealed about the powertrain specs of the upcoming Tata Punch EV, but the company has announced that it will feature Ziptron technology, which is also found in models such as the Tata Tiago EV and Nexon EV. expected to provide. Several battery packs are available that offer different ranges. In his recently launched Tiago EV, the company offers a hatchback powered by his 24kWh battery, which gives him an MIDC-certified range of 315km. There is also a small battery of 19.2 kWh. The MIDC-certified range is 250 km. Presumably, these numbers will hold up for the Tata Punch EV as well.
The Tata Punch EV could also be equipped with various driving modes such as city and sports. Different levels of playback may also occur to increase range. Perhaps the company will also offer an EV micro SUV with telematics via Z-Connect. Tiago EV now has over 65 features including remote climate control on/off, remote geofencing, real-time charging status, smartwatch connectivity and more. Tata may also offer leather seats, automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, power ORVM, cruise control, and more. In addition, the vehicle can also be supplied with a top-of-the-range version with up to eight loudspeakers.
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