Tata Motors is revving up its electric vehicle (EV) game, with the much-anticipated Altroz EV set to hit the Indian market in 2025. This announcement comes as part of Tata’s ambitious plan to introduce four more EVs to its lineup by 2025. The Altroz EV, first showcased at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and later at the 2020 Auto Expo, is finally gearing up for its debut after overcoming some developmental challenges.
Initially expected to launch after the Nexon EV, the Altroz EV faced hurdles related to the packaging of the battery pack beneath the floor. This posed a challenge as it led to a reduction in ground clearance by approximately 20mm, bringing it down to 145mm. The dilemma was whether to raise the Altroz to compensate for the clearance loss, risking a crossover-like appearance that could compromise the hatch’s original stance. This roadblock led to a delay in the Altroz EV’s development.
However, the latest update confirms that Tata Motors has successfully addressed the battery packaging issue, and the Altroz EV is now on track for a 2025 launch. Shailesh Chandra, MD of Tata Motors’ Passenger Vehicles Business, provided insights during the Tata Punch EV launch, stating, “Punch is the first one, Curvv will come next. Harrier will also come by the end of this calendar year. Then we would have Sierra and Altroz coming in 2025.”
Drawing insights from the Acti.EV architecture, the Altroz EV is expected to share similarities with the Punch EV, offering comparable battery sizes (25kWh-35kWh) and ARAI-rated ranges (315-421km). The electric motor outputs are likely to mirror those of the Punch EV, ranging from 82-122hp. This consistent approach aligns with Tata Motors’ strategy of streamlining EV offerings and creating a seamless transition for customers. Like the Punch.EV, the Altroz electric hatchback is expected to use an all-electric platform.
Despite potential price overlap between the Altroz and Punch EVs (ranging from Rs. 10.99 lakh to 15.49 lakh, ex-showroom, India), Tata Motors aims to target distinct customer segments, minimizing any cannibalization of sales between the two models. The Altroz EV’s impending arrival reflects Tata Motors’ commitment to expanding its EV portfolio and offering diverse, sustainable mobility solutions to the Indian market. As EV enthusiasts eagerly await this addition, Tata Motors is poised to play a significant role in shaping the future of electric mobility in India