Tata has launched the Punch EV with prices ranging from Rs 10.99 lakh to Rs 14.49 lakh. The EV comes with two battery options and four variants, and bookings for the electric vehicle opened earlier this month for a token amount of Rs 21,000.
Tata Punch EV design and platform
Visually, the Tata Punch EV bears a resemblance to its sibling, the Nexon EV. The Punch EV is equipped with a frunk (front trunk), making it the first electric Tata to get it. It also gets an LED light bar, a split headlamp setup and a new alloy wheel design.
This is the brand’s first vehicle built on its new Gen 2 architecture called Acti.EV (pronounced ‘active’). The architecture will underpin a range of new Tata EVs and SUVs, including the upcoming Curvv EV, the new Sierra EV and the Harrier EV.
Tata Punch EV battery, range, powertrain and charging
The Tata Punch EV is offered with a choice of two battery options; a 25kWh battery with around 315km of MIDC range and a 35kWh battery with around 421km of MIDc range. There are two charger options available, a 3.3kW wall box charger and a 7.2kW fast charger. The Punch EV supports DC fast charging and can be charged from 10- 80 percent in 56mins using a 50kW DC fast charger.
Power is sent to the front wheels via a 122hp, 190Nm motor on the Long Range variants, and a 81hp, 114Nm motor on the regular variants. According To Tata Motors, the Long Range variants can go for 0-100kph in under 9.5 seconds and the EV has a water wading capacity of 350mm.
Tata Punch EV interior and features and safety
The Tata Punch EV’s interior is considerably more premium than its ICE counterpart with a new dashboard design and twin 10.25-inch screens for its infotainment and digital instrument display and paddles on the steerign wheel to control the regen levels. Lower variants of the EV are equipped with a smaller, 7-inch infotainment unit.
The equipment list is vast and includes features like ventilated front seats, 360-deg camera, blind spot monitor, wireless phone charger, sunroof, cabin air purifier and more. Click here for a detailed breakdown of the features and variants of the Tata Punch EV.
The Punch EV gets safety features such as six airbags, ABS and ESC, three-point seat belts for all seats, ISOFIX mounts and more.
Tata Punch EV rivals
Will the new Punch EV be a hit like the Tata Nexon EV?