Tata Punch EV has finally been revealed and is the brand’s 4th fully electric car. The Punch EV is now available for booking from Tata’s EV-exclusive showrooms, selected standard showrooms, and the company’s online portal for Rs 21,000.
Tata Punch EV Exterior
We now have a good look at the Punch EV and to be honest, it looks very much like a scaled-down Nexon EV. The grille and bumper design are identical to the new Nexon EV. The SUV EV gets the full-width light bar at the front which is pretty common and a split headlamp setup. The lower bumper is also new and gets vertical slats on the plastic cladding and a faux silver skid plate. The Punch EV is also Tata’s first EV to get a front charging socket.
At the rear, it gets a dual-tone bumper, Y-shaped brake lights and a roof-mounted spoiler. It also gets a new set of 16-inch alloys disc brakes on all the wheels, unlike the rear drum setup at the ICE Punch. It also features a frunk (front trunk).
Tata Punch EV Interior and Features
The Punch EV gets a layered dashboard design with leatherette seats. It also gets a new 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and an illuminated 2-spoke steering wheel similar to its larger Tata siblings. However, the lower trims will get a 7.0-inch infotainment screen and cluster. A jewelled rotary drive selector from the Nexon EV will also be available on the long-range variants.
Other features of the Punch EV include a wireless charger, ventilated front seats, cruise control, an Arcade.ev app suite, a 360-degree camera, an electric parking brake with auto hold and connected car tech. A sunroof is also available as an option. In terms of safety, it gets features such as 6 airbags and ABS with ESC as standard, 3-point seatbelts for all the seats, ISOFIX mounts, an SOS function and a blind view monitor.
Tata Punch EV – Trims
The standard Punch EV will come in 5 trims – Smart, Smart+, Adventure, Empowered and Empowered+, while the Long Range Punch gets 3 trims – Adventure, Empowered and Empowered+. Both Standard and Long Range variants get 5 dual-tone paint schemes to choose from.
Tata Punch EV Powertrain and Rivals
The Tata Punch is likely based on Tata’s all-new acti.ev architecture, although no technical details of the Punch EV have been out yet. The Punch has two trims on offer – Standard and Long Range, which are expected to come with 25 kWh and 35 kWh battery packs, respectively. The standard gets a 3.3 kW AC charger, while the latter gets a 7.2 kW AC charger. It also supports DC fast charging.
The range is likely to be between 300 km to 600 km, depending on the trims. No engine output figures have been out yet, although it is rumoured to come with a multi-mode brake regeneration.
The Tata Punch EV once launched will face off the Citreon eC3 directly. Since this EV will positioned between the Nexon EV MR and Tiago EV MR, the prices are expected to be somewhere in the Rs 11 to 14 lakh, ex-showroom.