Internationally, Tata Motors is focused on environment-friendly technologies. In 2005, the company established its European Technical Centre (TMETC) at the University of Warwick in the UK and the brief was clear - develop a clean, battery powered electric mini truck with leading-edge performance which fulfils the expectations of business users.
This is the result, the Tata Ace EV, offering a range of up to 30 miles, a maximum payload of 500kg, low maintenance and low operating costs. There is also an easy access 2-seat cab for maximum crew comfort.
The Tata Ace EV emits zero CO2 - making significant savings over similar sized conventional diesel powered commercial vehicles. Taking into account the emissions from electricity generation, the CO2 generated by the Tata Ace EV is still only around 50 percent of that from a similar conventional vehicle. During its operation, when powered by electricity generated from purely renewable sources, the Tata Ace EV is a truly zero emission vehicle. The average cost for the electricity to charge the Ace is only 0.04 per mile.
The Ace EV is good for operators, good for business and good for the environment.
Mr Tony Miles
International Automotive Research Centre
University of Warwick