Auto Expo Live – Tata Magic Iris Electric revealed

Posted on: Feb 6, 2014 - 10:08pm IST

At the Auto Expo 2014, Tata Motors showcased the Magic IRIS Electric. The zero-emission, last mile commercial passenger vehicle runs on Lithium Ion battery modules of 110 Ah @ 48V.

The IRIS electric can run up to 100 km with two battery modules which take maximum of eight hours to charge through an on-board charger. Additionally, the Magic IRIS electric comes with a 120 watt solar panel on the roof for supplementary charging.

Tata Magic Iris Electric front three quarters

Inside, the Magic IRIS electric can seat four adults. It is seen with a new infotainment system powered by Android OS. The 7” touch screen display shows important vehicle related information like battery range, battery ‘State of Health’ (SOH) and ‘State of Charge’ (SOC), etc.

The Magic Iris Electric is driven by a three-phase induction motor that develops 9 kW @ 2,100 rpm and 42 Nm @ 0-2,100 rpm. The gearbox is a single-speed trans-axle. The vehicle measures 2,960 mm long, 1,512 mm wide and 1,840 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 1,650 mm. The kerb weight is 733 kg, while the brakes, both front and rear, are 180 mm drums.

Tata Magic Iris Electric dashboard

The tires are 145 R 12 LT 6PR radial ply, while the steering is the same rack and pinion unit. The suspension up front is a McPherson strut while the rear is a coil spring with a semi trailing arm.

Tata Magic Iris Electric – Image Gallery

Tata Magic Iris Electric Press Release

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6 thoughts on “Auto Expo Live – Tata Magic Iris Electric revealed

  1. parth gupta says:

    the car is very good but what if the power goes down, after 100km person has to wait for 8 hours to charge it , a cab driver will earn but not much with that
    thank you

  2. RAJEEV says:

    I am keen to promote and sell Electric vehicles in Maharashtra
    as on Road vehicle with all the Required approvals.
    Can you suggest companies were we can explore…

  3. Bhargava says:

    I am in love with this vehicle. The solar panel cover only about half of the roof, it would be great if it is laid the entire length to help harness more solar power.

    It would be great if four small motors powering the four wheels instead of a single motor powering just the two wheels. Regenerative breaking module can also be added if all wheels are independently powered.

    1. Dhiraj says:

      Regenerative breaking is already there in this vehicle also by single motor required power & torque is achieved

      1. Bhargava says:

        Thank you, Mr. Dhiraj, for the heads-up!! 🙂 Sorry for the late reply.

  4. sandy says:

    Good to see Tata showcasing its Electric technology after Mahindra-Reva Group. Willing to see eNano and aNano(air engine Nano) in future.


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