Tata has already taken a strong lead in the electric vehicle arena with its two models and now is planning to charge even further. In this day and age, the Tata Nexon EV and Tata Tigor EV hold 70% of the EV market in a short span of time. The esteemed Indian automaker will amplify this glorious success with an array of EVs to be launched within the next three years. This also reinforces Tata’s promise of offering 10 EVs by 2025. This is what you can expect from Tata Motors in the coming years.
Tata Nexon coupe
Tata has begun work on its new mid-size SUV which will be launched in an EV guise in 2023. The new SUV, codenamed ‘Blackbird’ will be a larger version of the Tata Nexon, and will embody a coupe-like design. Based on the Nexon X1 platform, the SUV will measure around 4.3 m in length and its design will remind you of the Land Rover Evoque’s sloping roofline.
Tata will also launch the Tata Nexon Coupe in ICE variants. However, this is expected to follow the electric version at a later time. The ICE version of the Nexon Coupe is expected to come with a 1.5L turbocharged diesel engine and a 1.5L turbocharged petrol engine. This version primarily has been planned to fill the space between the Tata Nexon and Tata Harrier and will rival Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.
Tata Nexon EV with extended range
While Tata Nexon is among the most dominant cars in the ICE segment, the Tata Nexon EV is the best-selling EV in India. The range of 312 km is a key factor in the success of this electric SUV, and Tata is looking to extend this range to around 400 km. For this, Tata is expected to use a 40 kWh battery pack, an increase from the 30.2 kWh battery in the Nexon EV today. Apart from battery and range, everything will remain the same for Tata Nexon EV.
Tata Sierra EV
Ever since the Auto Expo 2020, the re-introduction of the iconic Tata Sierra in an all-new EV form has been creating a buzz among auto enthusiasts. The all-new Tata Sierra EV will be developed on the Sigma platform, which is a dedicated EV platform as opposed to the modified counterparts seen in Tata Nexon EV and Tata Tigor EV.
The new Sigma platform has been engineered to delete unnecessary elements in an EV like the fuel tank and free up more space for battery. The construction of this platform makes the EV lighter, more energy-efficient, and spacious than ICE platform-based EVs. With that being said, the Tata Sierra isn’t expected to launch before 2025.
Tata Punch EV and Tata Altroz EV
Tata is looking to bring EV versions of the recently launched Tata Punch and the popular Tata Altroz. Both these cars are based on the ALFA-ARC platform which will be modified to accommodate batteries and electric motors, similar to the Tata Nexon EV and Tata Tigor EV. Apart from powertrains, both cars are expected to retain their feature list, but their prices will certainly see an increase over their ICE counterparts.
Tata’s commitment to EV is showing remarkable potential and with Tata power we can expect exponential growth in the EV infrastructure of India. Moreover, the current sequence of events is reflecting the possibility of Tata becoming India’s first manufacturer to offer a completely electric portfolio in the future.