For the first time, the Tata Punch EV has been spotted in the open. The vehicle was shown on a flatbed, and several new features appeared to be present on it.
Exterior of the Tata Punch EV
From the outside, the Tata Punch EV test mule resembles the petrol-powered Punch. The rear disc brakes, though, are a distinguishing characteristic that might transfer to the Punch’s ICE version. Since the charger cannot be seen, we anticipate that it will be installed in the fuel lid like Tata’s other electric vehicles.
The ALFA platform, on which the Tata Punch is built, doesn’t require many changes to go from an ICE setup to an electric configuration.
Interior of a Tata Punch EV
Only one interior photo is currently available, but it shows that the Punch EV receives an automated parking brake and a drive selector from the Nexon EV Max. Tata may eventually add its new 10.25-inch touchscreen, which is featured on the Nexon EV Max Dark, in addition to maintaining the same 7-inch touchscreen as the ICE version.
Tata Punch’s electric motor
The car would probably use Tata’s Ziptron powertrain, which consists of a liquid-cooled battery and a permanent magnet synchronous motor driving the front wheels, as we had said in our previous story. The Tata Tigor is the closest vehicle to the Punch, and it is anticipated that the Punch EV would use the same system, albeit it is likely to provide various battery capacities to appeal to a wider audience.
Price and release of Tata Punch EV
The Tata Punch EV could be released in October, after the holiday season, and production is anticipated to begin in June of this year. Tata sold 1,33,819 units of the small SUV in FY2023, making it the second-highest selling vehicle behind the Nexon. With 1,72,138 sales, the Nexon came in fifth place. Price estimates for the Punch EV range from Rs 9.5 lakh to Rs 10.5 lakh.
For more auto news and reviews follow Cachycars on Facebook, Instagram and Google News.