Lately, Tata Motors disclosed that it is looking to launch a slew of new electric vehicles in the Indian market. Expectedly, these forthcoming EVs will be priced at a premium of around 15 to 20 per cent over equivalent petrol/diesel-powered vehicles. Despite this, it will still offer a driving range of at least 200 km on a full charge. Tata Motors, last year, had a specifically remarkable sales run. It registered near-consistent growth throughout 2020. On the other hand, most other manufacturers were struggling to keep their sales figures up. In the Indian market, this allowed Tata to climb up to the third position. It was behind Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai.
Fascinatingly, in 2020, the manufacturer headed the sales chart in terms of EV sales, with 2,602 units of the Nexon EV. As of now, Tata has only two electric cars in its lineup – Nexon EV and Tigor EV. However, more are likely to join the range soon. Apart from this, the Altroz EV is likely to unveil sometime during this year. Also, the company will be launching the electric version of the forthcoming HBX mini-SUV soon.
In the future, there are chances that we get to see EVs based on the Harrier and the new Safari. This is because the OMEGA platform already supports electrification. Nevertheless, currently Tata’s focus is towards the affordable end of the market. As per the manufacturer, on account of the practical advantages of driving an electric car, EV sales volumes are slowly but steadily increasing. This is more so in case of the lower driving costs.