2010 Geneva Auto Show: Tata Nano Electric [Live Photos]
The car provides enough room for four passengers and has a predicted range of 160 km, with 0 to 60 km/h acceleration done in under 10 seconds, according to official specifications. It employs polymer lithium-ion batteries, just like Tata Indica Vista EV, the one and the only electric vehicle in the current Tata lineup.
“Electrification will be an integral part of our initiative to launch environment-friendly vehicles. The Indica Vista EV will be introduced in select European countries, beginning this year. We will progressively introduce electric vehicles in all relevant markets," Ravi Kant, Vice Chairman, Tata Motors, said in a statement at the Swiss show.
The electric Nano will be introduced in Europe in approximately 3 years, the company official said, with the United Kingdom and Scandinavia to be the first markets to get the car. Curiously, Tata does not intend to sell the zero-emission model in India, so its domestic market will stick to the regular Nano for the time being.
On the other hand, the gasoline-powered Nano will be released in Europe next year, with Tata Motors hoping to record at least the same success as in the rest of the world. Tata Motors has already delivered 100,000 units to chosen consumers, with the car receiving the 2010 Indian Car of the Year award.
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