Tata Introduces Ziptron Electric Vehicle Technology To Underpin Future Cars
Indian indigenous automobile manufacturer Tata Motors has unveiled its Ziptron technology to underpin future electric vehicles (EVs) produced by the company. Tata claims that the Ziptron powertrain has already been tested for one million kilometres.
Speaking at the launch of the new technology, Tata Motors chief executive officer and managing director Guenter Butschek, said that the company is proud to introduce Ziptron which has been developed in-house utilizing a global engineering network. The Ziptron will be at the heart of Tata's future EVs and will be a thrilling experience for customers. It will help India to quickly adopt EVs, supporting the government's vision in this regard, Butschek added.
The new powertrain has been developed keeping in mind Indian road conditions. The Ziptron technology comprises a permanent magnet AC motor, while its battery system is dustproof and waterproof. The new technology conforms to the IP67 standards. Cars using the Ziptron technology, Tata claims, will use smart regenerative braking which recovers the energy under braking to recharge the battery. The Altroz EV, slated to debut early next year, could be the first car to have the Ziptron powertrain.
The Mumbai-headquartered company, in a bid to prepare the ground for upcoming all-electric cars, has installed 85 charging stations across 13 cities. Tata Motors may join hand with Tata Power to increase the number of EV charging stations in India. The two companies are likely to set up 300 fast charging stations in Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru by the end of next year. The first 50 such charging stations will comply with the Bharat Standard for EVs. This means that these stations will have a 15kW battery charging system.
The upcoming Tata Altroz EV, meanwhile, is expected to be priced at around ₹14 lakh. The Hyundai Kona is currently the only all-electric passenger car sold in India.
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