Tata to Launch Upgraded Punch EV by End of Year

Tata Motors has been making significant strides in the electric vehicle (EV) market, and their upcoming model, the Punch EV, is generating quite a buzz. The Punch EV is set to be launched by the end of this year and is expected to come with several updates and improvements.

Recent spy pictures of the Punch EV have surfaced, showcasing the test mule cruising at 100 km/h on the Mumbai-Pune expressway. Despite heavy camouflage, the Punch EV appears to closely resemble the regular Punch, with expected blue accents throughout the body.

One notable difference in the electrified version is the presence of rear disc brakes, unlike the drum brake system seen in the internal combustion engine (ICE) version. Additionally, the EV is anticipated to include features such as wireless charging and auto hold.

Inside the cabin, the Punch EV is likely to retain the same 7.0-inch Harman infotainment system found in the regular version, along with additions like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and automatic climate control. While there were rumors of a larger 12.3-inch infotainment screen from the Nexon EV being included in the Punch EV, recent spy pictures suggest Tata Motors will continue with the 7.0-inch screen.

While specific details about the powertrain of the Punch EV are not yet available, it is expected that the vehicle will feature Tata’s Ziptron technology, which has been utilized in previous EV models like the Tiago EV and Nexon EV. The Punch EV will be based on the ALFA platform, known for its “Born Electric” capabilities, making it Tata Motors’ first truly electric car.

The Tiago EV, for example, offers range figures of 315 km with a 24 kWh battery pack and 250 km with a smaller 19.2 kWh battery pack. Similar range figures are expected for the Punch EV.

Tata Motors’ commitment to electrification is evident with the upcoming launch of the Punch EV. As the EV market continues to grow, Tata aims to cater to different consumers by keeping the Punch EV and the Nexon EV separate.

Sources: Tata Motors, b.chowww