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All-Electric Tata Nano Revealed in Geneva

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On March 4, 2010 @ 2:07 pm In Green Transportation,Innovation | 5 Comments

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We were beyond excited upon learning that the world’s cheapest car, the Tata Nano [2], might be released in hybrid [3] form. But it looks like Tata has skipped the step of going hybrid and has decided to release an all-electric version of the Nano instead!

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The Tata Nano EV, revealed this week at the Geneva Auto Show [5], seats four adults and is outfitted with “super polymer lithium ion batteries”.  The car isn’t meant for going too far or too fast– it offers up a range of just 99 miles and goes from 0 to 60 kilometers per hour in less than 10 seconds. But consider this: the regular Tata Nano costs $2,200. The electric version will cost significantly more because of its lithium-ion batteries, but we’re betting that Tata’s expertise in making ultra-cheap vehicles could keep the Nano EV in an accessible price range for most consumers. We’ll find out when the car goes into production later this year.

+ Tata Motors [6]

Via Autobloggreen [7]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/04/all-electric-tata-nano-revealed-in-geneva/000-tata-nano-ev-geneva/

[2] Tata Nano: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/12/01/tata-nano-worlds-cheapest-car-to-go-hybrid/

[3] hybrid: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/12/01/capstone-unveils-hybrid-supercar-propelled-by-a-jet-turbine/

[4] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/04/all-electric-tata-nano-revealed-in-geneva/004-tata-nano-ev-geneva/

[5] Geneva Auto Show: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/01/lotus-unveils-hybrid-414e-evora-supercar/

[6] + Tata Motors: http://www.tatamotors.com/

[7] Autobloggreen: http://green.autoblog.com/2010/03/03/geneva-2010-tata-debuts-nano-ev-concept/

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