Tata Motors has announced the launch of its new electric LCV(Light Commercial Vehicle), the Ace EV. Tata claims that it is a step towards improving e-mobility and is targeted towards local and light cargo transporters.
The Ace EV uses a 27kW(36HP) motor with 130NM of peak torque mated to a single-speed transmission. Tata also claims a 154Kms range which should easily translate to a real-world range of more than 100kms per charge.
Additionally it is also being claimed that it can scale gradients of upto 22% easily on a full load. The cargo volume is also rated at 208 cubic feet with a container made of lightweight and durable materials. The payload capacity is rated at 600Kgs.
At the event, Tata also announced the signing of an MoU with companies such as Amazon, BigBasket, City Link, DOT, Flipkart, MoEVing, LetsTransport and Yelo EV to provide 39,000 units as well as setting up dedicated Electric Vehicle Support Centres for minimum fleet downtime. The Ace EV will also receive the Tata Fleet Edge, Tata’s fleet management system. It will also receive the support of Tata UniEVerse which is an ecosystem of relevant Tata Group companies.
Tata also claims that it will receive regular and fast charging capabilities that can charge from 0-100% within 105 minutes along with a regenerative braking system to optimize the range. It is the first product to use Tata’s new EVOGEN powertrain.
Other features include a 7 inch infotainment system with Bluetooth, a centrally mounted Instrument Cluster, a rear parking camera and tyre pressure monitoring system among others.
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