Tata Motors india is planning to launch the electric version of its most widely accepted hatch back Tata Indica by 2011.Tata Motors has been developing the electric car with Norway-based Miljobil Grenland/Innovasjon.They are planning to launch the car simultaneously in India and Europe by 2011.
It will be launched in Norway, Denmark and UK in one year. WeĂ˘â‚¬â„˘re evaluating the option of an Indian launch, but are still not sure if the electric vehicles (EVs) are the best option for the country,Ă˘â‚¬Âť said Mr Prakash M Telang, Managing Director, India Operations, Tata Motors.
He said that the main problem is the high cost attached to Electric vehicles, because of its batteries which are very expensive. Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“It will be 70-150 per cent more expensive depending on batteries. While lead acid batteries are not good enough, lithium-ion is too expensive. We have to look into the cost equation,Ă˘â‚¬Âť he said.
Anyway it is a great news for Indian car lovers as they will get economic car which is already proven on indian roads