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Tata reveals its first pure EV architecture ‘acti.ev’ and Punch.ev mini-SUV

Tata Punch.ev electric mini-SUV. Source: Tata Motors

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility (TPEM) recently introduced its first pure EV architecture 'acti.ev' (Advanced Connected Tech-Intelligent Electric Vehicle) that will underpin future electric cars from the brand's stable. The Indian automaker also revealed its latest Punch.ev mini-SUV, the first product based on the 'acti.ev' architecture for the domestic market. 

The 'acti.ev' architecture is based on the key pillars of performance, technology, modularity, and space efficiency and consists of four layers namely powertrain, chassis, electrical architecture, and cloud architecture, according to the company. It will spawn a variety of products with multiple body styles and sizes in the coming years. 

Commenting on development, Anand Kulkarni, Chief Products Officer, Head of HV Programs and Customer Service, Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd., said, "As leaders of the EV evolution in India, we are proud to enter 2024 with a groundbreaking development in the form of acti.ev – a made-in-India advanced Pure EV architecture that promises to be a trendsetter in the country's rapidly developing EV market". 


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"This architecture has been meticulously designed to enable class leading efficiencies, maximizing space, battery capacity and enhancing the overall driving experience. 'acti.ev' is a global ready, future-facing pure electric architecture that enables the implementation of software oriented features, ensuring that our vehicles are not only technologically advanced but also future-proof", he added.

The 'acti.ev' platform features an optimized battery pack design, with cells boasting a 10 percent improvement in energy density, offering multiple range options from 300-600 km. It can support 7.2 kW to 11 kW on board charger for AC fast charging and DC fast charging upto 150 kW, adding 100 km range in just 10 minutes.

On the electronics side, the new architecture can support higher computing powers and ADAS level 2 capabilities. The system is also 5G ready, and can support Vehicle to Load (V2L) and Vehicle to Vehicle Charging (V2V) technology.

"With this development, we are doubly excited to announce the unveil of the first product made on this advanced, multi-layered architecture – the Punch.ev. The Punch.ev is our introduction to the next generation of EVs from TPEM", Kulkarni commented.

The Punch.ev mini-SUV is not open for bookings for Indian buyers. More details on the exact capacity of its battery pack and power options are awaited. 

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