In a significant move towards sustainable and affordable electric mobility, Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd (TPEM) has recently unveiled the Tata Punch EV, now taking the crown of India’s most budget-friendly electric SUV. Priced at an attractive starting point, this electric marvel is set to redefine the electric vehicle (EV) landscape in the country.
Variants and Battery Options
The Tata Punch EV is available in five different variants: Smart, Smart+, Adventure, Empowered, and Empowered+. Moreover, customers can choose between two battery pack options—a 25 kWh version boasting a claimed range of 315 km and a Long Range version with a larger 35 kWh battery pack, offering an impressive MIDC range of 421 km.
To cater to diverse user needs, Tata Motors provides two charging options for the Punch EV. The vehicle can be charged using a 7.2 kW fast home charger exclusively available for the Long Range (LR) variant. Alternatively, a 3.3 kW wallbox charger is also available for added convenience.
Performance and Drive Options
Under the hood, the Punch EV offers two e-drive options: a 60 kW Permanent Magnet Synchronous AC Motor, generating 114 Nm of torque, and a more powerful 90 kW Permanent Magnet Synchronous AC Motor with 190 Nm of torque. This combination results in a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of just 9.5 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 140 km/h.
Modern Design and Features
Positioning itself as a symbol of EV modernity, the Tata Punch EV boasts an iconic design complemented by smart lighting systems. The car features a smart charging indicator, bi-functional LEDs, and a welcome and goodbye signature. Inside the cabin, a 26 cm high-definition infotainment display by HARMAN, a 26 cm digital cockpit, and an illuminated logo on the steering wheel contribute to a digitally enhanced driving experience.
Connectivity and Safety
The Punch EV offers a plethora of connectivity options, including wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionalities, along with the Arcade.ev app suite. Multiple voice assistants, such as the native “Hey Tata” assistant, Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant, further enhance the connected car experience. Safety features include 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Program, ISOFIX, Roll-over mitigation, Brake Disc Wiping, and Hydraulic fading compensation.
Fast Charging and Additional Features
Fast charging is made effortless with a 45W type-C USB port, ensuring constant power for personal gadgets. Distinctive features like wireless charging, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming IRVM, and an electronic parking brake with Auto Hold add to the enriched driving experience.
ZConnect Connected Car Technology
Elevating the connected car experience, the Punch EV comes equipped with ZConnect Connected Car Technology, offering smartwatch connectivity as a standard feature.
Price of Tata Punch EV
One of the standout features of the newly launched Tata Punch EV is its highly competitive pricing, making it the most affordable electric SUV in India. The introductory price for the Tata Punch EV starts at an attractive Rs 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom), a strategic move by Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd (TPEM) to encourage widespread adoption of electric vehicles.
|Starting at Rs 10.99 lakh
|Smart, Smart+, Adventure, Empowered, Empowered+
|Battery Pack Options
|1. 25 kWh with a range of 315 km
|2. Long Range (LR) 35 kWh with a range of 421 km
|1. 7.2 kW fast home charger (LR variant exclusive)
|2. 3.3 kW wallbox charger
|1. 60 kW PM Synchronous AC Motor (114 Nm)
|2. 90 kW PM Synchronous AC Motor (190 Nm)
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)
|Electronically limited to 140 km/h
|Battery and Motor Rating
|IP67 rated, 8 years or 1,60,000 km warranty
|Charging Time (DC Fast Charger)
|10% to 80% in 56 minutes (50 kW DC fast charger)
|26 cm high-definition infotainment by HARMAN
|Wireless Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Arcade.ev app suite
|Hey Tata, Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant
|6 Airbags, Electronic Stability Program, ISOFIX, Roll-over mitigation, Brake Disc Wiping, Hydraulic fading compensation
|Wireless charging, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming IRVM, 45W type-C USB port for fast charging
|Connected Car Technology
|ZConnect Connected Car Technology with smartwatch connectivity as standard
In conclusion, Tata Motors’ introduction of the Punch EV marks a significant milestone in the Indian electric vehicle market. With its affordable pricing, diverse features, and commitment to sustainability, the Tata Punch EV is set to make electric mobility accessible to a wider audience, contributing to a greener future for India.