Business Line. India’s Tata Motors, working with a non-Indian collaborator, is targeting an electric version of the sub-compact Indica for the European market, slated to be launched by 2009.
“We are working on converting Indica into an electric platform for the European market,” said Mr V G Gujrathi, Senior General Manager, Engineering Research Centre, Tata Motors to Business Line on the sidelines of an auto event organized by SIAM here.
For the domestic market, Tata Motors will launch a mild hybrid version of the Indica in 2008. The company said that all-electric Indica would not suit the Indian scenario as the domestic market is yet to mature.
The conventional version of the subcompact Indica uses a 4-cylinder, 1.4-liter gasoline engine with maximum output of 39 kW (52 hp) and maximum torque 83.4 Nm (61 lb-ft).