Tata Launches India’s 1st Electric Truck: Tata Ultra T7 Can Run 100 Kms In Single Charge!
Some days back we informed you of the highly awaited Auto Expo 2020, the one that happens once in 2 years, the 15th edition of the motoring show in India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.
Today’s highlight however, is the Tata Motors’ Tata Ultra and the Tata Electric Bus. In fact, Tata Motors has taken the opportunity at the ongoing 2020 Auto Expo to showcase a range of its new products and concepts.
Tata Prima 5530.S
This 15th edition of Auto expo has seen a lot of products and new ideas by the country’s homegrown automobile brand. In this expo, as many as 26 vehicles are on display.
The exhibit has seen many commercial
vehicles, which did not take the spotlight including the new generation Winger
and the new Tata Prima 5530.S facelift. This vehicle is the flagship of Tata
Motors’ extensive commercial vehicle range and it comes equipped with a ISBe
6.7-litre BSVI diesel engine producing 300 horsepower. It is mated to a G1150
According to Tata, it is designed specifically to design high performance, unmatched fuel efficiency and better TCO. The brand has also taken a step forward to exhibit 14 new BSVI compliant vehicles across different segments, in order to offer a wide range to customers.
These BSVI compliant vehicles cover sub 1 ton to 55 ton GVW, with more than 140 type approvals and 19 engines that include alternate fuels options.
Tata’s Electric Bus
The Tata 4/12m Low Floor Entry Electric Bus is the brand’s first fully battery-powered of its type for urban transport requirements.
However, the one which we are focussing upon here is the Ultra T.7 Electric Bus, which is India’s first-ever intermediate commercial electric truck. The company claims that the Ultra T.7 Electric is designed for all business application catering to agile goods movements.
It is said to be a highly versatile Bus, as its claimed to be best fir for transportation as well. The narrow and stylish cabin comprises of a walkthrough feature that adds up with spacious interior and 1+2 seating arrangement.
Suiting the needs of fleet operators, the Tata Ultra T.7 Electric is said to provide “ultimate driving comfort” derived from the superior Ultra platform.
Among other key features, the Tata Electric Bus also includes faster turnaround time, higher payload capacity, easier manoeuvrability and sharper turning circle radius of 6.95 metres.
It comes equipped with a massive 62.5 kWh battery pack good enough to produce 245 kW (328 hp) and 2,800 Nm of peak torque. Using a DC fast charger, the Ultra T.7 Electric can be fully charged in an estimated time of two hours.
It uses an automatic direct drive and the claimed driving range stands at more than 100 km in a single charge with a maximum speed of 80 kmph.
It has tilt and telescopic integrated hydraulic power steering, air drum brakes, parabolic springs with antiroll bar, semi-elliptical leaf springs at the rear, 235/75 R17.5 tubeless radial tyres and alloy wheels. It also has an impressive gradient climbing ability of 26%.