Tata is expected to use the Ziptron tech in their upcoming electric vehicles. The first vehicle to feature this tech is expected to debut towards the end of FY20
Of all the Indian car makers, Tata currently has among the widest portfolio of electric vehicles. And they clearly want to expand it further. With that in mind, they have now released information about Ziptron – their new technology that will be seen on all future electric vehicles.
Although there have been a lot of electric vehicle launches in the year so far, there is still a lot of reluctance before going the electric way. EV buyers often have apprehensions about range, safety and performance. Additionally, the Indian climate and traffic further complicates the challenge. Tata claims that the Ziptron has been developed keeping all these factors in mind.
The Ziptron will feature on all electric vehicles introduced from Q4 FY20. Powering the tech will be lithium-ion battery that is expected to have a long range and fast charging capability. The battery will be cocooned in a solid IP67 case which should protect it from the ruthless weather conditions India experiences. Having tested the Ziptron tech over 1 million kilometres already, the company is confident about the battery’s capability and will give a warranty of 8 years.
Speaking at the launch, Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors said, “We are proud to present this state-of-art technology brand – Ziptron, which has been designed in-house while utilizing our global engineering network. At the heart of our future EV line-up, this technology will deliver a thrilling driving experience to our customers aspiring to go-green. With this technology, we hope to usher in a new wave of eMobility in India and accelerate faster adoption of EVs, supporting the Government’s vision.”
Ziptron technology comprises of a highly efficient permanent magnet AC motor providing superior performance on demand. In fact, it will also feature regenerative braking to charge on the go. The first vehicle to feature this Ziptron tech is expected to debut in the last quarter of FY20.