Tata Punch EV Specifications & Features
Tata Motors is making waves with its latest model, the 2024 Tata Punch EV. Marking the brand’s fourth all-electric car and its second electric SUV. Bookings for the Punch EV are currently open. Allowing enthusiasts to reserve their unit through Tata’s new EV-specific outlets, select regular showrooms, or the company’s online portal by paying Rs 21,000. Notably, this model is Tata’s first to utilize the Gen 2 EV architecture, known as acti.ev within the company.
When you check out the Punch EV for the first time, you’ll notice it has a grille and bumper that’s a lot like the new Nexon EV. It looks like a smaller version of the Nexon EV. There’s a long light strip at the front and two separate headlights. With the main one being similar to the Nexon EV. Plus, it’s the first Tata EV that has a charging point in the front. The bottom bumper is all new too, with vertical slats on the plastic part and a fake silver skid plate. In the back, it has a Y-shaped brake light setup, a spoiler on the roof, and a two-tone bumper. The Punch EV also has new 16-inch wheels with brakes on all four wheels. Which is different from the regular Punch that has drum brakes in the back.
Tata Punch EV Battery, Power, Range & Performance
Tata has introduced the new acti.ev architecture for the Punch, but they haven’t spilled the beans on the Punch EV’s technical specifics yet. What we do know is that there are two versions available. Standard and Long Range. These are expected to come with 25kWh and 35kWh battery packs, respectively. The Standard variant comes with a 3.3kW AC charger, while the Long Range adds a 7.2kW AC charger and supports DC fast charging. The flexible platform is designed to provide a range spanning from 300km to 600km, depending on the model and battery. For the Punch EV, a range of 300km to 400km seems quite plausible. We’re still hanging tight for more info on power and torque details, but we do know it features multi-mode brake regeneration.
Tata Punch EV Features
Inside the Punch EV, you’ll find a layered dashboard design, with the star of the show being the new 10.25-inch infotainment screen. Also making its debut is a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and the illuminated two-spoke steering wheel borrowed from larger Tata SUVs. If you go for the lower variants, you’ll get a 7.0-inch infotainment screen and a digital cluster. The fancy jewelled rotary drive selector from the Nexon EV is exclusive to the long-range variants. On top of all these features, the high-end Punch EV throws in a 360-degree camera, leatherette seats, an electronic parking brake with auto hold, connected car tech, a wireless charger, ventilated front seats, cruise control, and the new Arcade.ev app suite. You can also opt for a sunroof.
Tata Punch EV Pricing
The regular Punch EV comes in five trims: Smart, Smart+, Adventure, Empowered, and Empowered+. While the Long Range offers three trims: Adventure, Empowered, and Empowered. Each variant also offers five dual-tone paint options for some added flair. Taking on the Citroen eC3, the Tata Punch EV sits in the lineup between the Nexon EV MR and Tiago EV MR. That suggests prices might fall in the Rs 10 lakh-13 lakh range, ex-showroom.