Is the Tata Nano EV on the cards?
At this point, the Tata Nano could be resurrected as an entry-level EV offering from the stable of Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd. The idea of a Tata Nano EV has been around for a while and seems to have gained noticeable traction on the internet.
Rumors suggest that the Tata Nano’s X3 platform may be used to power the EV drivetrain. The monocoque chassis should also be updated to meet the latest crash safety and pedestrian safety regulations. The suspension and tire setup will also be reworked to account for the extra weight of the battery pack. If the idea matures, Tata Motors may also approach the Tamil Nadu government to buy Ford Maraimalainanagar Plant.
When contacted by TOI For an official response on the rumored Tata Nano EV, a Tata spokesperson said, “Tata Motors does not comment on speculations and upcoming vehicles.”
Tata Nano EV is here!
Interestingly, the Tata Nano EV is a custom one-off project though. A single custom unit of the Tata Nano EV is offered Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan awardee entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ratan Tata, by Electra EV. Ratan Tata is one of the early founders and investors in EV startup, Electra EV. The The Custom Nano EV is based on the 72V EV architecture and gets custom red interiors. Besides, Tata Nano EVs are plying the streets of Bangalore as conversion kit cars and serving as cabs for Cynicpod Sit & Go, an all-electric mobility service.
The idea of having an electric Tata Nano is an old one and depending on the market direction, Tata Motors can assess the viability of such a project. However, it is too early to comment on the expected price range and exact timeline for such a product. For now, new The Tata Tiago EV hatchback is the company’s entry-level EV product And the starting price is Rs. 8.49 lakhs (ex-showroom).