We already knew that Tata Motors is gearing up to launch its next electric vehicle by the end of 2020 and it has started working on the new technology. The company has officially revealed the powertrain technology that will go into it. The company has christened the new powertrain Ziptron and it will power the company's future electric vehicles. The first electric car to get this new powertrain technology will be launched in India in the fourth quarter (Q4) of the 2020 financial year.
Speaking at the launch, Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors said, "We are proud to present this state-of-art technology brand - ZIPTRON, which has been designed in-house while utilizing our global engineering network. At the heart of our future EV line-up, this technology will deliver a thrilling driving experience to our customers aspiring to go-green. Rigorously tested across 1 million kms, ZIPTRON technology is well proven, advanced and reliable. With this technology, we hope to usher in a new wave of eMobility in India and accelerate faster adoption of EVs, supporting the Government's vision."
Starting with the new unnamed electric car, the Ziptron technology will be used in other upcoming electric vehicles like the Tigor EV and the Nexon EV. It will source power from advanced lithium-ion cells which will give a drive range of 250 kms on a single charge. The battery pack will also be liquid cooled and will be packed in a solid IP67 case which provides high strength outer shell to protect critical electric vehicle components. The company also says that the Battery Management System (BMS) has been designed for extended battery life of up to eight years and will offer consistent performance. Speaking of the powertrain, it is a permanent magnet AC motor with regenerative braking which charges the battery on the drive. The powertrain also gets a dedicated cooling circuit in a bid to provide consistent performance in hot weather conditions.