TNI || New Delhi || 14th April 2022
During a TV shoot, the fully electric edition of Tata Motors’ commercial vehicle, the Tata Ace, was sighted on the road, and an image of it has since appeared online.
The picture, which was shared by car enthusiast Yash More and was published by Rushlane, gives us a taste of what to expect from Tata’s next commercial EV.
The Tata Ace EV’s design is similar to that of its IC engine-driven sibling. While the exact specifications of the EV are unknown, it is expected that the new Tata Ace EV will have an 18kWh–20kWh battery that would provide a 120–150km range on a full charge.
According to Rushlane, the Tata Ace will be offered with a factory-assembled EV powertrain for the first time.
The LCV, on the other hand, has been equipped with electric powertrains in the past. Etrio and Northway MotorSport, two electric vehicle startups, have previously produced retrofitted electric powertrains for Tata Aces with 20kWh and 18kWh lithium-ion battery modules, respectively.
Tata Motors first imagined an all-electric Ace about a decade ago. The LCV’s battery-powered variations had been released in small batches in Europe by the automaker’s European Technical Centre. Lead acetate battery packs were used to power these Ace EVs.
Nevertheless, as a result of a combination of changes in government subsidies and the industry’s delayed uptake of electric vehicles, they were phased out.
The Ace, a diesel model with an IC engine, is powered by a 700cc two-cylinder engine that produces 20bhp and 40Nm of torque.
The petrol model has a 694cc four-stroke engine that produces 30 horsepower and 55 Nm of torque. A CNG unit with 25 horsepower and 50 Nm of torque is also available.