T ata Motors is rather unknown in Europe, although the Indian company, which claims to sell cars in 175 countries around the world, regularly books a stand at the Geneva Motor Show. As the owner of Jaguar Land Rover, the group has also made a name for itself with us. The cheap car Tata Nano attracted attention, but it flopped.
Tata Motors has now presented an electric drive train under the name Ziptron. With this, the automaker, as Günter Butscheck explains, “wants to kick off a new wave of e-mobility in India and support the government's plans with the rapid acceptance of electric cars.” The CEO of Tata Motors is German, previously he was in the service of Airbus and Daimler .
Series production from 2020
The Indians are currently not making any technical details about the electric drive with permanent magnet synchronous motor and batteries. However, an eight-year guarantee on the batteries is already being promised. One million test kilometers are said to have unwound prototypes with the Ziptron electric drive; series production and thus sales are to start in India in 2020.
Tata Motors currently sells small and compact cars as well as SUVs, petrol and Diesel engines are driven. With the Jaguar I-Pace, the British subsidiary has its first electric car on the market.