Tata Punch EV scores 5-star rating in Bharat NCAP's crash tests

The Punch EV is currently the highest rated car by BNCAP.

By Rivan RS, Autocar India calendar 13 Jun 2024 Views icon4104 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Tata Punch EV scores 5-star rating in Bharat NCAP's crash tests

Bharat NCAP has released the crash test results for the Tata Punch EV. The small electric SUV has been given a 5-star rating for both, adult and child occupant protection. The safety organisation had tested the model in April 2024, and the results are applicable for all variants of the Punch EV.

Tata Punch EV BNCAP crash test results

The Punch EV managed to get 31.46 points out of 32 for adult occupant protection (AOP) in BNCAP’s tests, scoring 14.26/16 in the frontal offset deformable barrier test, and 15.6/16 in the side movable deformable barrier test. In both, the Punch EV offered adult occupant crash test dummies with good to average protection. In the side pole impact test, the compact SUV also provided good protection.

In the child occupancy protection (COP) tests, the Punch EV was given 45 points out of a maximum of 49, earning 23.95/24 in the dynamic tests, a full 12/12 in the CRS (child seat restraint) segment, and 9/13 in vehicle assessment. Tata’s small e-SUV gets six airbags, ABS and ESC, three-point seat belts for all seats, ISOFIX mounts and more, as standard across all variants.

Tata Punch EV AOP

Frontal Offset Deformable Barrier: 15.71/16; Side Movable Deformable Barrier: 15.74/16.00

Considering the scores achieved by the small SUV, it is currently BNCAP’s highest rated car; the Nexon EV, Harrier and Safari are all 5-star rated, but their scores are a mite lower than the Punch EV’s.

The Tata Punch EV is currently offered with two battery options; a 25kWh battery with a 315km range (MIDC) and a 35kWh battery with 421km MIDC range. Charging options include a 3.3kW wall box charger and a 7.2kW fast charger. Long Range variants get a 122hp and 190Nm motor, while the regular variants have an 82hp, 114Nm motor. Punch EV prices range between Rs 10.99 lakh and Rs 15.49 lakh. Its closest rival is the Citroen eC3, which is priced from Rs 12.69 lakh, and was given a 0-star rating by Global NCAP.

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