Ariel Schwartz

Tata Nano: World's Cheapest Car to Go Hybrid

by , 12/01/09

sustainable design, green design, hybrid vehicle, green transportation, tata nano, phev, ev, india

The Tata Nano, a four-passenger city car developed and sold in India, has become famous for being the world’s cheapest car. At just $2,200 a pop, the Nano has also gained a reputation for its fuel efficiency (51.7 mpg). And while a compressed air version of the Nano has long been rumored to be in the works, Tata chairman Ratan Tata has just announced that a hybrid version could eventually hit the streets. If all goes according to plan, the ultra-cheap hybrid stands to shatter the economic barrier to getting greener vehicles on the roads.

sustainable design, green design, hybrid vehicle, green transportation, tata nano, nano, ev, phev

Tata hasn’t provided any details, but a hybrid version of its car could bring hybrid vehicles to an entirely new group of people: bargain hunters. Ultimately, Tata also plans on building an electric version of the Nano, dubbed E-Nano.

Of course, a hybrid version is likely to come on the market before a full-on electric car, but even the regular Nano won’t go on sale in Europe until 2011. U.S. sales are expected to begin soon after. So stay tuned — an ultra-cheap hybrid may be in your future!

+ Tata Nano

Via Autoblog Green

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4 Comments

  1. kumaraswamy January 10, 2011 at 5:46 am

    what willbe cost of e nano in india, howmany km can go per charge when will it come to the road

  2. Fayyaz Shaikh January 17, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Can we make all the tata motors cars hybrid cars??
    I think it will be good for production.
    coz all other companies are going to launch there hybrid version.
    Best of luck & i am waiting for TATA’s hybrid version.

  3. clifford mccarthy January 4, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Hybrid cars are the best cars to save your self money i have heard there is a down side to these cars when the environment is concerned as when taking into concideration the fossil fuels used to power the electric powered cars the co2 emissions are around double the amount that a diesel car would create. Is there anymore negatives to this car?

  4. davidwayneosedach December 4, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    It looks a lot prettier than the Toyota Prius. And if it sells at a fraction of the price it will garner enormous sales! Bring it to the US asap!

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