Greater Noida: Building an ecosystem for sustainable mobility is top priority for Tata Motors Ltd, said N Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Sons, at the Delhi Auto Expo on Wednesday.
"We are able to bring seven Tata Group companies to build a sustainable mobility ecosystem with focus on electric, shared and connected vehicles," Chandrasekaran said.
Chandra said the company plans to launch four electric cars over the next 18-24 months. Tata Motors recently launched the electric variant of its popular Nexon compact sports utility vehicle (SUV). Nexon electric vehicle (EV), Tata's second offering in the electric mobility space, is its first in the personal vehicles segment.
To build the electric mobility ecosystem, group companies such as Tata Power, Tata AutoComp, Tata Chemicals, Tata Consultancy Services and others will collaborate with Tata Motors to pitch in with specific support. For example, while Tata Chemicals will do cell level research and development in lithium ion chemistry, Tata AutoComp will work in battery assembly modules along with battery management system (BMS).
Expanding its electric vehicle portfolio, Tata Motors plans to roll out an electric 12-meter, low-floor bus and a 9-tonne ultra electric truck. Both the electric commercial vehicles are on display at the expo.
Tata Motors is showcasing a line-up of 26 new products, all upgraded to comply with BS-VI emission norms at the Auto Expo. These include 14 commercial and 12 passenger vehicles.
The company unveiled its HBX SUV concept car, which, according to Guenter Butschek, managing director at Tata Motors, will open up a new category of vehicles in the market. The HBX concept is built on its alfa platform, which also powers its recently launched Altroz premium hatchback, and is an electric vehicle.
The company also showcased its Sierra concept vehicle, which is again built on the alfa platform.
Tata Motors also launched the BS-VI emission norm compliant Harrier, which now gets a six-speed automatic transmission along with several other cosmetic features such as panoramic sunroof.
The company unveiled an 7-seater Gravitas at the expo. More details on the availability of these will follow soon.