Tata announces another EV breakthrough

Tata Motors European Technical Centre PLC (TMETC) is launching the Tata Tiago EV concept, which is claims marks another milestone in its research and product electric vehicle development.

The Tata Tiago EV utilises a liquid-cooled 85 kW drive motor developing 200 Nm of torque driving the front wheels through a single speed gearbox. The design and energy storage capacity of the refrigerant-cooled lithium ion battery pack has been optimised to cause minimum disruption to the donor vehicle package whilst allowing convenient recharging at domestic electrical outlets available in the target markets.

The Tiago EV is the fourth generation of compact electric vehicle delivered by the team in Coventry over the past 10 years, embodying learning from more than half a million kilometres of real-world use. This team includes packaging experts, battery design and safety specialists, and e-drive system engineers who will be available at the Millbrook event to demonstrate and discuss the car.

The company’s EV and hybrid capabilities will further be developed as moves in to its new home, theNational Automotive I nnovation Centre (NAIC), early in 2018. The NAIC, located on the University of Warwick campus, will bring together three industry-leading companies – TMETC, Jaguar Land Rover and Warwick Manufacturing Group – in a brand new 33,000m2 facility to create and develop novel automotive technologies.