Tata Motors unveiled Nano EV, the concept electric sibling of the Nano, the world’s cheapest car, at the 80th Geneva Motor Show.India’s largest automobile company, Tata Motors announced in August 2008 it planned to produce an electric-drive version of the Nano, seven months after the original Nano was unveiled it at the New Delhi Auto show.
Built in cooperation with the Norwegian electric car specialist firm Miljoebil Grenland, in which Tata Motors acquired a majority stake in 2008, the Nano EV, is a four-seater electric car with a range of about 80 miles. It can accelerate from zero to about 35 miles per hour in 10 seconds.
The car is powered by super-polymer lithium-ion batteries, which provides superior energy retention.
When launched, it will expand the company’s electric vehicles portfolio, which also includes the Tata Indica Vista EV, based on the new generation Tata Indica Vista. The latter debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in 2009.
Tata Motors’ plans to launch the Nano EV in Europe in 2012 and in United Kingdom and Scandinavian markets.