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Revolutionary Tata Punch EV: Powering Ahead with 300km Range and Cutting-Edge Tech

Tata Motors has recently unveiled the much-anticipated Punch EV, an electric vehicle (EV) that marks a significant step in the company’s EV journey. The article provides an in-depth look at this new offering from Tata Motors.

Introduction to Tata Punch EV

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The Tata Punch EV is set to be launched in the coming weeks and is based on Tata’s new Gen-2 Pure EV platform. This platform is a significant advancement from the traditional ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) to EV conversion, incorporating significant changes to enhance the vehicle’s performance.

The Punch EV is the second SUV from Tata to be available in both ICE and electric versions, following the Nexon. It also joins the Tigor as the second model to offer a CNG version.

Features of the Gen-2 Pure EV Platform

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The Gen-2 Pure EV platform underpinning the Punch EV promises a range of at least 300 kilometers, extending up to 600 kilometers depending on the battery size.

It also supports faster charging solutions, compatible with up to 150 kW DC fast chargers. This platform is about improved range and charging and enhanced safety, potentially helping the Punch EV achieve a five-star rating in crash tests.

Design and Specifications

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The new Nexon EV influences the Punch EV’s design, launched last year. It features connected LED DRLs, slim LED headlights, a closed grille, and new alloy designs.

The vehicle will be available in two versions, similar to the Nexon EV. A 25 kWh battery pack will power the mid-range version, while a more significant 35 kWh unit will be equipped in the long-range version.

These new battery packs are more comprehensive and have higher density cells, improving efficiency by 10 percent.

Safety and Technology

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In terms of safety, the new EV platform uses high-strength material. It has been modified to create more space inside the vehicle while maintaining ground clearance and performance on challenging tracks.

The electric SUV will come standard with six airbags. The platform is also ready for 5G connectivity and supports Vehicle Load (V2L) and Vehicle to Vehicle Charging (V2V) technology. However, the Punch EV will not feature level-2 ADAS technology.

Key Features and Competition

Key Features And Competition

The Punch EV will offer five variants, two charging options including a 7.2 kW fast home charger, and features like ventilated front seats, an electric sunroof, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 10.23-inch virtual cockpit, and a 360-degree camera. In terms of competition, it could be positioned against vehicles like the Citroen eC3 in terms of price.

Conclusion

The Tata Punch EV represents a significant leap in Tata Motors’ electric vehicle offerings. With its advanced Gen-2 Pure EV platform, improved range, faster charging, and a host of modern features, the Punch EV is poised to make a strong impact in the growing EV market in India.

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