Tata Motors launched the new Tata Ace EV– An electric version of its most successful small commercial vehicle Tata Ace mini truck.
With the launch of Ace EV, India’s largest vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors has entered the electric LCV segment of small electric trucks for freight delivery in the country.
The Company introducing – Tata Ace EV, a manifestation of one of its supreme products,’ Chota Hathi’. Tata Motors has proved its mettle by selling more than 23 lakhs of this vehicle across the nation. Over the past 17 years, Tata Ace has gradually bagged the first position in the LCV segment.
First unveiled in May 2022. Ace EV has now launched at Rs. 9.99 Lakh(ex-showroom) and deliveries have finally commenced as the homegrown brand today delivered electric trucks to various delivery giants, such as amazon, Delhivery, DHL, FedEx, Flipkart, Johnson & Johnson consumer health, safexpress and Trent Ltd, Amazon, Big Basket, City Link, DOT, Lets Transport, MoEVing, and Yelo EV. Under this agreement, the Tata Ace EV will be employed in their respective fleets. Tata Motors will deliver 39,000 units of the Ace EV to leading e-commerce companies and logistics service providers.
Range and charging-
The Tata Ace EV is the first product to feature Tata Motor’s EVOGEN power train that offers a certified range of 154 kilometers. It gets an advanced battery cooling system and regenerative braking system to boost the driving range. The vehicle allows regular and fast charging capabilities for high uptime. There are two separate ports have been given for fast and regular charge. The fast charging time of Ace EV is 105 minutes for 10% to 80% whereas the regular charging time of this electric mini truck is 6 to 7 hours for 20% to 100%. On board charging facility is also available with a 15A home plug socket and the company is providing the onboard charging gun with this electric small commercial vehicle.
Battery and motor performance-
Truly a zero-emission and promising vehicle, Tata Ace EV has been equipped with ac induction motor which delivers 36 HP of maximum power and 130 Nm of maximum torque. The lithium-ion iron phosphate battery capacity of 21.3 kWh has been placed in this Ace EV mini truck with a nominal voltage of 93V. This Tata Ace electric vehicle will give 22% gradability in a fully loaded condition. Single-speed rear wheel transmission has been used in this Tata Ace EV which is clutch free. The front and rear suspension equipped in Tata Ace EV is a rigid axle with leaf springs.
Girish Wagh- Executive Director, Tata Motors says “Tata motors commercial vehicle business is fully committed to a sustainable future and is aligned with the net zero ambitions set by the government of India. With a successful play in electric buses, we are now introducing the new generation Ace EV, which marks the paradigm shift between greener intracity transportation with zero-emission capability and sizeable cost of ownership benefit. Tata Ace EV represents a unique opportunity for our consumers. With ace EV we are not just launching a product but a comprehensive EV ecosystem that would enable on-time, efficient and green delivery to the end consumer. I am confident this is a win-win model for the vehicle owner, the e-commerce company, and the community at large.”
The last mile delivery & logistics category is going to be one of the most ripe markets to adapt to EVs, by using EVs the cost of driving per km would be much lesser for the logistic companies thus increasing their profit. Tata being one of the biggest names in the EV car segment would be in a perfect position to disrupt the electric LCV market with their proven technology