Tata Indica Vista EV Ready to be Shipped to Norway

Monday 07 September 2009, 00:00 AM by Satish Kalepu

The Indica Vista electric car project worth Rs. 160 crores in Norway has nearly reached its completion. Norway government has extended all its support to the company in setting up the assembling plant in their country. Tata Motors is ready to ship semi-knocked down kits of Tata Indica Vista electric car to Norway now which will then be assembled further there. It will later scale up its project as per the demands from other Scandinavian markets.

Tata Indica Vista EV will be the second electric car export to European countries after Reva G-Wiz. Indica Vista EV was first showcased by Tata Motors at the 79th Geneva Motor Show. It has been designed and developed by the UK subsidiary of Tata Motors, Tata Motors European Technical Center. It is capable of carrying four people and can reach a maximum speed limit of 151 kmph and acceleration of 0-60kmph in under 10 seconds.

Indica Vista will be manufactured in Norway in association with Miljo Grenland / Innovasjon, Norway where Tata Motors European Technical Center PLC has a 70 percent stake.

On the other hand, Tata Motors’ Electric car project in the UK has not materialized so far due to lack of confirmatory support from the British government. Tata Motors had proposed setting up another plant in Britain with the help of government support.