Tata Motors has charted an aggressive EV strategy with plans to introduce 10 new electric cars over the next five years
One of the early entrants in EV space, Tata Motors currently dominates the volumes game with its Nexon EV. In the next stage of evolution, the company is looking to develop thoroughbred EVs that will have better capabilities against emerging rivals. These new Tata EVs will be based on an entirely new platform, distinct from its ALFA and OMEGA architectures.
Tata new electric SUV concept
As compared to its existing cars, the new electric SUV concept from Tata will have distinctive styling. Body panelling is expected to be a lot sharper and geometrically pronounced. Overall, the SUV will have a futuristic look and feel and aerodynamic proportions.
One of the key features is a thin strip of LED DRL that runs across the entire front fascia. Tringle-shaped headlight housing is another eye catchy highlight of Tata’s new electric SUV concept. It remains to be seen what all features make it to production stage.
Tata CURVV and Tata SLIQ
While there is no official word from the company about the name of its upcoming electric SUV concept, some possibilities like ‘Sliq’ & ‘Curvv’ can be considered. These names were recently trademarked by Tata Motors. They appear to resonate with the core philosophy wherein the new electric SUV concept seeks to go beyond the ordinary and explore the unknown.
New generation of electric vehicles from Tata will help the company maintain its lead in EV space. As of now, Tata Nexon EV commands market share of more than 60%. Even Nexon EV is expected to get an updated version that will have a larger battery pack, offering a longer range.
In its current format, Nexon EV utilizes a 30.2 kWh battery pack. It has certified range of 312 km. Updated Nexon EV will have a 40 kWh battery pack that will be able to travel around 400 km on a full charge. It will have higher pricing than existing Nexon EV.
Upcoming Tata Electric SUV Teaser
Next generation EVs from Tata Motors can be expected to offer higher range as compared to Nexon EV and Tigor EV. They are also likely to be better equipped in terms of features and creature comforts. Things like autonomous driving technology and other hi-tech features could be under development. Tata also has the Nexon EV Coupe in the making.
While it currently has the edge, Tata Motors will have to work harder in coming years to maintain its lead position in EV space. A number of new electric vehicles are expected to be launched this year and beyond.
New, more affordable products from carmakers like Hyundai, MG Motor and Mahindra can create challenges for Tata Motors. It will be interesting to see how this space evolves over the next decade.