Tata Motors has revealed that new EVs will have ‘Ziptron’ technology.
Aims to make electric vehicles more accessible to the general public.
Battery pack to get an eight-year warranty.
It will have regenerative braking as well.
Promises more reliable performance and range.
Tata Motors has unveiled ‘Ziptron’ technology that will power its next generation of electric vehicles. These will be pure electric cars that will have an increased range over the current-gen of Tata EVs, and also have consistent performance over the battery’s life.
Among the characteristics of the technology are claimed to be an efficient high-voltage system, zippy performance, the capability to charge quickly, better range, a battery with an eight-year warranty, and a battery pack with an IP67 standard of water and dust protection, which is the highest available rating. A dedicated cooling circuit has been built in to ensure consistent performance across various ambient temperatures. It will also have regenerative braking that contributes towards that higher range figure.
The Ziptron-equipped Tata EVs will have ‘superior performance on demand’, which suggests they’ll have modes for the motor which will allow the driver to choose between better performance and better range. Tata already has had something similar in its current range to increase fuel efficiency in city conditions. Additionally, the Ziptron-equipped EV will have smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth and will offer a host of features via the app, including displaying the status of various vehicular systems.
The aim of the Ziptron technology is to make EV technology available at an accessible price point thanks to economies of scale, and Tata hopes to make electric vehicles more accepted via this route. Tata already has a limited number of EVs plying the roads, but nothing that is available directly to the car-buying public. It looks likely that the Altroz, Nexon or Tiago are the front runners for the EV range for Tata. The first Ziptron-equipped Tata product is scheduled to go on sale in the last quarter of 2020, so we can expect a product unveil during the Delhi Auto Expo in February 2020.