Mumbai: Tata Motors on Thursday announced a new powertrain for its electric vehicles (EV) that will power a range of upcoming models, including the hatchback Altroz EV.
Named Ziptron, the soon to be introduced EV powertrain, will help it drive economies of scale on one hand and make new EVs more affordable for consumers on the other. Tata's petrol engines are called Revotron and diesel engines are called Revotorq.
Ziptron offers efficient high voltage system, better performance, long range and fast charging, a battery warranty of eight years, and adherence to the IP67 standard.
The Ziptron, to be used in a range of Tata's upcoming electric vehicles, is expected to drive for 250 kms in a single charge.
Announcing the launch, the managing director and chief executive Guenter Butschek, said, "Ziptron is designed in-house utilising our global engineering network. At the heart of our future EV line-up, this technology has been tested across 1 million km proving its reliability. With this, we hope to usher in a new wave of e-mobility and accelerate faster adoption of EVs."
Ziptron technology comprises an efficient permanent magnet AC motor providing superior performance on demand. It also offers best-in-industry dust- and water-proof battery system meeting the IP67 standards. Further, it also employs smart regenerative braking to charge the battery while on the drive, he said.
(With inputs from PTI)