The 2018 Geneva Motor Show is significant for Tata Motors as it’s the 20th year for which the Indian car maker has participated in this sphere of automotive showbiz. Celebrating the occasion, the company used the platform for the global unveiling of its all-new electric sedan concept, christened E-Vision.
Spawned off the brand’s Impact 2.0 design, the styling of the E-Vision electric sedan concept features a futuristic design language with some retro elements. That wide ‘Humanity Line’ design upfront, sleek wrap around tail lamps and all the swooping lines give it a typical conceptual design while the window line that drops from the A-pillar has a 90s touch to it. And if there is one car that reminds of the rear fastback design, it’s the A7.
The interiors of the Tata E-Vision electric sedan concept features a minimalistic design with an airy ambience. Upholstered in wood and leather, the concept sure does look premium. The absence of a centre console frees up space at the front, while the adjustable rear-seat setup adds to the car’s appeal. The floating infotainment screen looks very contemporary and so does the sleek screen running along the dash to feed information to the driver and passengers.
While Tata Motors has not revealed any information as regards the vehicle's powertrain, we do know that it’s built on a modified version of its Omega platform for EVs, and it will come with both slow charging (AC) and fast charging (DC) capabilities. The Omega platform is being developed as a modular and scalable platform for long-range travel and performance.
Tata Motors claims that the E-Vision concept comes with connected car technologies such as cloud computing, geo-spatial mapping, increased human-machine interface, analytics, live traffic updates, which give it predictive energy management systems, and more. Something called a prognostics controller is used to forecast service requirements as well as battery pack lifecycle management.
The company also showcased H5X and 45X concepts, which debuted at the 2018 Auto Expo in India.
Speaking at the 88th Geneva International Motors Show, Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD Tata Motors, said, ‘It is a matter of great pride to be the only Indian OEM to participate at the Geneva International Motor Show, showcasing Indian automotive engineering capabilities through innovation in design and technology for the last two decades. As we celebrate 20 years of our participation at Geneva, we are proud to showcase three exciting concepts – the E-VISION Sedan, the H5X and the 45X – that represent the changing face of Tata Motors in our journey towards shaping the future of mobility in the country. The E-VISION Sedan Concept is one of the most definitive and aspirational product by an Indian OEM and will be a game changer, reiterating our commitment to offer world-class design, technology and drive the EV revolution to build a sustainable future.’