- Tata Punch EV test mule spotted with rear disc brakes, automated parking brake, and drive selector from Nexon EV Max, among other new features.
- Expected to enter production in June 2023, with release following the holiday season and an estimated cost between Rs 9.5 lakh and Rs 10.5 lakh
The Tata Punch EV has been spotted for the first time in public. The car was observed on a flatbed, and there appear to be some new features on this vehicle.
From the outside, the Tata Punch EV test mule resembles the petrol-powered Punch. However, one notable difference is the rear disc brakes, which may be carried over to the ICE form of the Punch. The charger has no apparent slot, therefore we expect it will be located in the gasoline lid, as with Tata’s other electric vehicles.
The Tata Punch is built on the ALFA platform, which requires no significant changes to convert from an ICE configuration to an electric one.
There is currently only one shot of the interior available, but it reveals that the Punch EV receives an automated parking brake and a drive selector from the Nexon EV Max. While it retains the same 7-inch touchscreen as the ICE version, Tata may later add their new 10.25-inch touchscreen, which is available on the Nexon EV Max Dark.
We have stated that the car will most likely use Tata’s Ziptron engine, which comprises of a liquid-cooled battery and a permanent magnet synchronous motor powering the front wheels. The Tata Tigor is the closest competitor to the Punch, and it is expected that the Punch EV would use the same concept, albeit it will likely offer several battery capacities to cater to a wider range of buyers.
The Tata Punch EV is expected to enter production in June of this year and to be released in October, following the holiday season. Tata sold 1,33,819 units of the compact SUV in FY2023, making it the company’s second best-selling vehicle behind the Nexon. With 1,72,138 units sold, the Nexon came in fifth place. The Punch EV is likely to cost between Rs 9.5 lakh and Rs 10.5 lakh.