Tata Motors to Build Electric and Hybrid Cars on Nano Platform

author image Rishi
Wednesday 17 June 2009, 00:00 AM

Tata Motors is now planning to launch electric and hybrid cars in India. It will manufacture these cars on Nano platform . "Tata Motors has plans to use the Nano platform to build electric and hybrid cars," Tata Group said highlighting the Innovation and Innovativeness of the company. Earlier in an interview, Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Motors had stated that the company intends to bring its electric car in the market soon.

According to the Tata Motors official, the Nano is not a simple small car for the company but it is a platform of create higher end models suited for families and will sell for higher price with better margins. So far the price and the specifications of the new cars to be built on this platform have not been finalized.

After Nano, Tata Motors is gearing up to roll out its micro-hybrid version also and would also use stop-start technology, likely to be supplied by German engineering major, Bosch. Bosch is also keen to offer this technology as an after-sales fitting. Currently, Bosch is supplying the fuel and braking systems for the Nano.

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