The Tata Altroz EV is the first of the next generation EVs from the homegrown automaker. According to a new report from Autocar India, it is likely to cost over INR 10 lakh.
With the Tata Tigor EV itself costing INR 11.2 lakh (inclusive of GST), that too for a government body (EESL), it was expected that the much more advanced Tata Altroz EV will not come cheap. An INR 10-lakh+ (ex-showroom) price was expected. Now, Shailesh Chandra, President - Electric Mobility Business & Corporate Strategy, Tata Motors, has suggested that the newly introduced EV will indeed cost above INR 10 lakh (ex-showroom).
“The segment above Rs 10 lakh is growing at a rapid pace and in the next 5-6 years, it will generate large volumes,” Chandra told the magazine. “With the Altroz EV, our focus is on offering strong performance, a different in-cabin experience with a flat floor structure and a floating console – all of which will be very different than what you would see typically in an IC engine vehicle,” he added.
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The Tata Altroz EV measures 3,988 mm in length, 1,754 mm in width and 1,505 mm in height. It has a 2,501 mm wheelbase. Its battery pack can be charged from 0-80% in 1 hour, and on a full charge, it is expected to give a range of 250-300 km. The Tata Tigor EV’s battery pack, on the other hand, takes 6 hours (using a normal charger)/1.5 hours (using a fast charger) for a 0-80% charge and offers a range (MIDC cycle) of 130 km.