Mrunal Manmay Dash

Tata Motors plans to launch six new EVs by 2025. Most of them are SUVs. And the Altroz EV is one of them.

Tata Altroz EV was first presented at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and later at Auto Expo 2020. It is now learnt that the Altroz EV will launch in India about five years after the concept was first displayed.

It was earlier reported that Tata had been facing some serious challenges in the development of the Altroz EV, which was expected to launch after the Nexon EV. The stumbling block was the packaging of the battery pack under the floor, which reduced ground clearance by around 20mm to 145mm. Raising the Altroz to compensate for the loss of clearance was not an option as that would completely spoil the stance of the hatch and make it look like a crossover.

However, speaking on the sidelines of the Tata Punch EV launch, Shailesh Chandra, MD, Tata Motors’ Passenger Vehicles Business, confirmed that the Altroz EV is in the pipeline and will arrive next year. When asked about the five upcoming models based on the Acti.EV architecture, he said, “Punch is the first one, Curvv will come next. Harrier will also come by the end of this calendar year. Then we would have Sierra and Altroz coming in 2025.” It seems like Tata has successfully sorted out the battery packaging issue.

The Tata Altroz EV is based on the company's all-new Agile Light Flexible Advanced (ALFA) chassis and features Ziptron powertrain technology, which is powered by IP67-rated dust- and water-resistant battery pack. The Altroz EV might be the hatchback of choice for eco-conscious shoppers because of its ample city range, quick performance, and zero emissions.

According to a Hindustan Times report, Tata Altroz EV will get a new grille, modified air dam, new teal blue colour, electric blue highlights all around, and no exhaust pipe in the back. It gets a new set of alloy wheels and a revised front end. Due to the lack of a transmission tunnel on the inside, the electric hatchback will get a floating dashboard.

The Altroz EV will be identical to the ICE-powered Altroz in terms of room and comfort. A semi-digital instrument cluster, automatic air conditioning, and linked car technology are planned to be included in the Altroz EV. Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, Corner Stability Control, front seat belt reminder, reverse parking camera, high-speed alert system, rear parking sensors, and other safety features will be included in the Altroz EV.