Tata Motors says that an electric car is currently under development and it is reportedly working with some outside parties as well. The company is expected to roll out the vehicle in both passenger and commercial models.

Mahindra Reva E20 India Gate Launch
The Mahindra e2O is the only electric vehicle currently produced by an Indian company

In today’s times, eco-friendly, electric and zero-emissions are some of the buzz-words which every major player in the automotive market is talking about. This new tide heavily affects the carmakers which are primarily known for their diesel offerings only, such as Mahindra and Tata Motors. Thus to stay relevant in the market, Tata Motors has reportedly started working on an electric vehicle to be launched in the market in the near future.

The company has said that it is working with other outside firms to research and develop an electric car for both passenger and commercial use. The vehicle technology will benefit not only the comapny’s Indian line up, but also its luxury marquee Jaguar Land Rover too. Tata Motors feels that the latest advent of high-tech electric cars with decent range and no-emissions have gathered much attention in India and is the next big thing.

Mahindra, the other Indian company automotive manufacturer which relies heavily on diesel cars, realized the importance of electric vehicles long ago and has been present in the segment in some form. The Mahindra e2O, formerly known as the Reva, is a fully electric three-door hatchback for city commute. The company is also readying the E-Verito, a four-door fully electric sedan based on the Mahindra Verito.

The electric vehicle segment is one of the fastest growing vehicle class in the world with every major manufacturer trying to come up with a robust vehicle which is safe and practical with some usable range. The big push for electrical vehicle is mainly coming from automotive companies of China and America with the presence of vehicles such as the famous Tesla Model S and the Chevrolet Bolt and Volt EVs.

Tata Motors Developing Fully Electric Vehicle

– Tata Motors say that a fully electric vehicle is currently an ongoing project
– The company has also involved outside firms to aid the development process
– Tata plans to use the electric vehicle for both passenger and commercial use
– The vehicle will also be part of the Tata Motors as well as the Jaguar and Land Rover portfolio

2012 Tata eMo Concept
The Tata eMo concept was showcased in 2012 as a fully electric vehicle concept