Tata Punch EV with front charging slot snapped testing
The spy photos confirm that, unlike other Tata EVs, the Punch will be the brand's first product to have a charging slot on the front bumper.
Tata Motors, which recently launched the Punch CNG, is set to up the ante in the EV market with the Punch EV later this year, likely during the upcoming festive season. While the sub-compact electric SUV has been spied testing previously, a new spy shot reveals that the vehicle has a charging slot on the front bumper.
The spy shots confirm that, unlike other Tata EVs, the Punch will be the brand's first product to have a charging slot on the front bumper. Other than this, there are no new features visible in these spy shots.
The Tata Punch could come with disc brakes on all four wheels, which Autocar India has already reported when a previous test mule was spotted. There is also the possibility that the EV could get a new, exclusive alloy wheel design.
The Punch EV could come with the new two-spoke steering wheel that made an appearance on the Curvv concept, and more recently, on the Nexon facelift. A test mule was spotted with a 7-inch touchscreen and we believe that the company could fit the Punch EV with the new 10.25-inch touchscreen that's now available on some of its models.
Unlike other Tata EVs, the Punch will be Tata Motors' first product to have a charging slot on the front bumper.
Tata Punch EV powertrain
The Punch EV is based on the ALFA platform with Tata’s Gen-2 EV architecture, which is an ICE-to-EV conversion with major modifications. The Punch EV will likely use Tata’s Ziptron powertrain, which has a liquid-cooled battery and a permanent magnet synchronous motor powering the front wheels. Like in the case of the Tigor, Tiago and Nexon EVs, Tata Motors could offer the Punch EV with a variety of battery sizes.
Tata Punch EV launch and price
The Tata Punch EV is expected to launch this festive season, and would compete with the Citroen eC3 (Rs 11.50 lakh-12.43 lakh).
Tata Motors recently hit the 1 lakh units EV sales milestone in India, which was achieved in 5 years. The first 10,000 units took 44 months, the next 40,000 sales took 15 months and the remaining 50,000 took just nine months. With the launch of the Punch EV, we could see these numbers increasing at a greater pace.
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