Mumbai: Tata Motors on Thursday announced it has developed an all-new powertrain technology—Ziptron—that will power all its electric cars going ahead. The first electric car with this indigenously developed technology will be launched in Q4FY20.
Reiterating his thoughts on coexistence of internal combustion engine (ICE) and electric vehicles in the future, Tata Motors MD & CEO Guenter Butschek said, "we have designed Ziptron in-house utilising our global engineering network. The all-new powertrain technology is rigorously tested across 1 million kms. We aim to accelerate faster adoption of EVs and support government's vision."
The Ziptron technology comprises an efficient permanent magnet AC motor along with a dust and water proof lithium-ion battery system, which meets the IP67 standards.
Speaking on the sidelines of the announcement, Shailesh Chandra, head for EV division at Tata Motors said the company plans to offer eight years warranty on the electric motor and the battery system going forward, and that the new powertrain system will address the anxiety of car buyers over range. The company said future EVs with Ziptron technology will have a range of up to 250kms.