Back in September 2008, Tata Motors confirmed that rumors of an electrified Indica Vista were true when the car was unveiled to the media in India. Since then, Tata has made significant progress developing the electric hatch and, even though the Indica Vista EV is regularly overshadowed by vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt, it's no less of a breakthrough vehicle than its headline-grabbing competitors. It's also finally here.

The Indica Vista EV is now rolling down the assembly lines in the UK. The electric hatch is expected to have a base price that falls between £25,000 to £30,000 ($40,203 to $48,243 U.S. at the current exchange rate). However, the Vista EV does qualify for the UK's £5,000 ($8,041 U.S.) plug-in car grant, which drop its price down to a more reasonable level.

Tata intends to build at least 1,500 of the electrified four-seaters, a vehicle that performs on par with other electrics vehicles (0-60 miles per hour in less than ten seconds, 110 miles on a full charge, top speed of 71 mph). With the battery-powered Vista set to launch in Europe this summer, the Opel Ampera and the Nissan Leaf will have one more competitive vehicle coming soon.

[Source: The Charging Point]

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