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Tata Punch Electric micro SUV spied in India for the first time ever – Launch soon

Tata Punch EV spy shot side

The country’s largest electric car manufacturer, Tata Motors EV division, has been rumored to be working on the development of its highly popular micro-SUV Punch’s EV iteration for a long time. After months of rumors, we finally have proof that it is indeed the case. Recently, a spy shot of the electrified version of the Tata Punch was seen being towed on a flatbed. According to reports from Team-BHP, this latest test mule of the Tata Punch EV was spotted near the hill station Lonavala in Maharashtra.

Tata Punch Electric micro SUV spied in India for the first time ever – Launch soon

From the pictures, it can be noted that there are no significant differences on the outside, but eagle-eyed viewers can observe that this particular test mule has additional disc brakes in the rear. This option is not available in the ICE iteration of the Punch. It is believed that this extra braking equipment has been added to support the additional weight added by the heavy batteries and motors in the car. The report also stated that the test mule was missing a traditional exhaust system which is also a big giveaway that this is an EV version of the Punch.

Apart from these differences, there were no noticeable changes on the outside, but we can assume that the car will have some minor cosmetic upgrades once it is unveiled. Most likely, the car’s front fascia will get a closed-off grille like the EV iteration of the Tiago EV received. Furthermore, the car will also get some additional EV badges with blue accents all-around which will differentiate it from its standard ICE sibling, which remains to be the country’s most popular micro-SUV and Tata’s one of the most popular cars.

Tata Punch Electric micro SUV spied in India for the first time ever – Launch soon

As of yet, there are no details about the powertrain specifications of the forthcoming Tata Punch EV, but we can expect that the company will offer it with its Ziptron technology that also powers the likes of the Tata Tiago EV and Nexon EV. There are multiple battery packs on offer that deliver different ranges. For the recently launched Tiago EV, the company offers the hatchback with a 24 kWh battery pack that delivers an MIDC-certified range of 315 km. And there is also a smaller 19.2 kWh battery pack available. It gets an MIDC-certified range of 250 km. Most likely, these numbers will be retained by the Tata Punch EV as well.

The Tata Punch EV could also get different drive modes like City and Sport. There could also be different regeneration levels that can increase the range. Most likely, the company will also offer the EV micro SUV with telematics with Z-Connect. The Tiago EV currently has more than 65 features, including remote AC on/off, remote geo-fencing, real-time charging status, smartwatch connectivity, and more, being offered. Tata may also offer leatherette seats, automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, auto-headlamps, electrically adjustable ORVMs, cruise control, and more. Additionally, the top-end variant of the car can be offered with as many as 8 speakers.