Upcoming Tata Punch EV spotted testing
The Tata Punch EV doesn't come as a huge surprise as Tata Motor had confirmed the vehicle last year itself and now we finally get a glimpse of the car as it was spotted testing in full camouflage. While it looks mostly similar to its ICE twin, there are a few noticeable new features to tell the two vehicles apart.
From the outside, the Tata Punch EV test mule resembles the petrol-powered Punch. However, one notable difference is the rear disc brakes, which may be added to the ICE type in the future. The Tata Punch is built on the ALFA platform, which requires no substantial changes to convert from an ICE configuration to an electric one. Because there is no visible charging port, we expect it will replace the fuel lid, like on other Tata Motors EVs.
The Tata Punch EV will sit between the Tigor EV and the Nexon EV in the company's EV portfolio and, as previously suggested, it might receive two options: Standard and Long Range. Punch Electric's range might be approximately 300 kilometres. Tiago EV, for example, is offered in two variants, one with a range of 250 km and the other with a range of 315 km.
The presence of a rotary dial on the inside indicates that the EV may have an electronic parking brake. Nexon EV Max already includes this capability. The electronic parking brake operates automatically and may also be manually activated and disengaged. The electric model is pictured with a floating 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is most likely from Harman and will support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. ICE Punch-like features include a 7-inch TFT instrument display, automatic temperature control, a flat bottom steering wheel, and leather.
Punch Electric's safety features will be much the same as those of its ICE sister. A reverse parking camera, front fog lamps with cornering function, auto headlamps, rain sensing wipers, ABS and EBD with brake sway control, and rear defogger are among the essential safety features available with Punch.
The Tata Punch EV is planned to enter manufacturing later this year of this year and will be launched towards the end of 2023. The Punch EV is likely to cost between Rs 9.5 lakh and Rs 10.5 lakh.
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