Tata Motors has confirmed that the rumors of an all-electric Tata Ace and the all-electric Tata Indica are true. In an unveiling in India this past week, the company took the wraps off of two lithium-ion battery-powered EV prototypes based on the Ace work truck and the Indica sedan (pictured). As we heard earlier this year, the Indica EV will first be sold in the Norweigian market next year because the Scandinavian country "has the necessary infrastructure in place to run electric cars which Ind
I never thought I'd be typing in the words "nano factory siege" into Google, but now I have. On the drive home last night, I heard a staticky report on BBC Radio about some sort of siege, starting today, at the plant that is supposed produce the world's smallest cheapest car. Since I didn't catch the whole story on the radio, I thought I'd see the the Internets can tell me. In short, it's a tricky situation, but the BBC has the details.
Announcements about exciting new cars in the Indian market are coming fast and furious these days. We just posted on the Tara Tiny EV, which follows up on the $2,500 Tata Nano. Tata is now thinking about a wide range of alternative powertrains in its affordable cars, including "blended fuel, partial and complete hybrids, electric vehicles and hydrogen-powered vehicles," according to The Economic Times. One possible hybrid version of the Indica would get 20 km/liter (about 47 mpg U.S.). The Times