Tata to introduce the Ace EV electric transporter
India’s largest commercial vehicle maker Tata Motors has launched the new Ace EV – the electric version of the company’s popular commercial vehicle. The 154 km range small electric truck already has 39,000 bookings.
The Ace EV is the first product featuring Tata Motors’ EVOGEN powertrain that offers a certified range of 154 kilometres. It is powered by a 27kW (36bhp) motor with 130Nm of peak torque. The Tata Ace EV is claimed to have a cargo volume of 208 cubic feet. Prices for the Ace EV will be revealed in the next quarter, according to Tata. Deliveries of the vehicle are planned to commence in Q3, 2022.
Tata Motors already has some orders on hand for the vehicle and announced the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding with e-commerce companies and logistics service providers – Amazon, BigBasket, City Link, DOT, Flipkart, LetsTransport, MoEVing and Yelo EV. This includes delivering 39,000 units of the Ace EV.
Tata is looking to establish itself as a major player in the e-mobility industry, and is appropriately ramping up electric vehicle production. To be exact, after building and selling 19,000 electric cars in the last financial year, Tata is set to expand production to 80,000 electric cars this year.
“E-mobility is an idea whose time has come. At Tata Motors, we are moving with speed and scale to lead this change – in passenger cars, commercial vehicles and Jaguar Land Rover,” said Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons and Tata Motors, adding: “I am delighted today that with the launch of the Ace EV, we are entering a new era of e-cargo mobility. Tata Ace is India’s most successful commercial vehicle ever. It has revolutionised transportation and created millions of successful entrepreneurs over the years. It will further build on this legacy by providing a technologically advanced, clean and smart mobility solution. I am excited about the electrification of commercial vehicles.”