Tata Indica Vista EV on UK streets this year
3 April 2011
Tata Motors is getting ready to the launch of an electric version of Indica Vista in the United Kingdom. The company has secured an electric vehicle manufacturing center in Coventry, which is capable of building 1,500 electric vehicles every year.
The Vista EV was pioneered at Tata Motors UK subsidiary, Tata Motors European Technical Center Plc (TMETC).
Tata Motors in a statement -
With a top speed of 114 km per hour, lively acceleration and a range of 160 km, this four-seater family hatchback, with ample luggage space, is a testament to the efficiency of the EV drive-train packaging. The lithium-ion batteries in the car are produced by Miljobil Innovasion, a subsidiary of TMETC based in Norway.
The car will be on sale in the UK this summer and will be targeted primarily at business and fleet users. The end cost of the car could stand at £20,000 ($32 500), including the £5,000 ($8 000) subsidy provided by the government on electric cars.
However, India will be disappointed because due to inadequate development of infrastructure in India, the company has no plans of launching the car here.