Tata Bolt EV prototype showcased by Tata Motors’ UK R&D team. The electric Bolt produces 80 kW of power having a 100 km range.
Tata Motors have been working on electric powertrains since a while now and intend to launch a few electric vehicles in the near future. The Indian carmaker’s UK R&D team has come up with a Tata Bolt EV prototype that is powered by their new e-Drive powertrain.
The 80 kW electric motor has an approximate range of 100 kms on full charge. The motor is paired with a single-speed transmission that powers the front wheels. 0-100 km/hr acceleration comes up in under 10 seconds and the top speed is 135 km/hr. This is a zero emission Tata Bolt currently under study.
The interiors are exactly the same apart from a few electric car related changes. The instrument cluster now gets the addition of a new dial replacing the tachometer that now displays the battery status. You will also notice the Jaguar Land Rover borrowed rotary knob dial instead of a gear lever, which looks quite cool.
Rest of the car remains unchanged as it offers all the features of a regular Tata Bolt including the touchscreen infotainment system. For an electric vehicle, it is a practical car that can seat 5 people with comfort and also accommodate decent amount of luggage. However, there is no confirmation on production of this EV.
Tata Bolt EV
– Tata Motors’ UK R&D team has developed Tata Bolt EV
– The Bolt is powered by a 80 kW e-Drive electric motor
– It can do 0-100 km/hr under 10 seconds with 135 km/hr top speed
– The Tata Bolt EV prototype has a range of 100 kms on full charge
Source – RedFerret.net