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It is learnt that Tata Motors has turned to its tried and tested Indica platform for the vehicle.
According to industry sources, the company is currently working on five prototypes of electric vehicles on the Indica platform. ?These will use lithium ion batteries for high energy and power density,? a source said. It is understood that the electric car would have an approximate range of 200 kilometers. Aimed mainly at city driving, Tata Motors? electric car is a part of its larger project on developing eco-friendly vehicles. Besides the electric car, the company is also developing an electric version of its mini truck Ace, primarily for exporting to the US and European markets. The sources said the electric vehicle on the Ace platform is in advanced stage of development. ?The prototype for the vehicle is in production ready stage,? a source added.
Another homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra is also working on various eco friendly vehicles, such as hybrid Scorpio and alternate fuel versions of the vehicle besides electric variants. M&M Vice President, (Marketing, Automotive Sector) Vivek Nayer said the technology for electric vehicle was already with the company.
?We are capable of doing it. Availability of right infrastructure is the challenge as you will need proper facilities to charge your vehicles, while running across the city,? he added. The company, which had showcased its hybrid Scorpio at the Auto Expo in New Delhi earlier this year, is working towards commercialisation of the vehicle. It is also looking at the alternate fuel options for the vehicle.
Nayer said the CNG version of its SUV Scorpio is just a matter of time, especially after it launched the CNG pick-up vehicle, Bolero Pik Up priced at Rs 5.42 lakh.
Originally posted by peacejet
Originally posted by schrodingers dog
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Wasn't there an issue that in fact too many of these cars would cause more pollution?
These are electric cars the final by product is simply water vapour