Way back in September of 2008, Tata Motors confirmed that the rumors of an electric Indica Vista were true when they unveiled it to the media in India. Since then, Tata Motors has made significant progress developing the electric hatch. Even though the battery-powered Indica is often overshadowed by vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt, it's no less of a breakthrough vehicle than its more publicized competitors.

Less than twelve months from now, the electric Tata Indica Vista should take to the streets. The hatch comfortably carries four adults, performs on par with other electrics coming to the market soon (0-60 miles per hour in ten seconds) and boasts an impressive claimed range of up to 150 miles on a full charge. The Indica Vista captured the title in the recent Brighton to London Future Car Challenge and, if all goes according to the plan, could hit the market at a price that undercuts almost all of the battery-powered rides scheduled to reach dealerships soon. Unfortunately, this electric Tata, like all of the other vehicles built by the Indian automaker, isn't likely to make the trip to the States, and that's precisely why it flies under our radar so often. Hat tip to David!

[Source: Gizmag]

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