Tata Motors is taking its batteries into the truck segment, with the unveiling of Tata Ultra T.7 electric truck at the Auto Expo 2020. The Ultra T.7 is India’s first-ever intermediate commercial electric truck and gets a 1+2 seating.
Tata Ultra T.7 electric truck feature video:
The Ultra T.7 is powered by a 62.5 kWh Octillion Make (10S1P) battery pack that drives a 245 kW motor with a peak torque of 2800 Nm. The electric truck offers a top speed of 80 km/h and the company has stated that the range will be 120 km per charge. The battery supports DC fast charging and can be charged in approximately two hours.
The electric truck gets a D+2 seating and has an all-steel cabin with panoramic view. The ‘Ultra Narrow Cab’ (D+2) is 1.9m wide and has been crash-tested. Suspension duties are performed by parabolic springs with an anti-roll bar at the front and semi-elliptical leaf springs with a parabolic auxiliary at the rear. The steering unit is a hydraulic system that comes with tilt and telescopic adjustment. Stopping power for the Ultra T.7 is offered by air drum brakes at both the front and rear, with the vehicle-mounted on an I beam front axle and RAS104, Salisbury rear axle.
We’re waiting to hear from Tata Motors about the rollout plan for this vehicle. We understand that dealers were shown the product on Day 2 of the Auto Expo and the company is studying the response.
USPs of Tata Ultra electric truck from the press release:
The unique and stylish narrow cabin provides the ultimate driving comfort derived from the superior Ultra platform. Its ergonomically-designed interiors and features enhance driving pleasure and considerably reduces fatigue.
Ultra T.7 Electric has been designed to address the specific needs of the evolving Hub & Spoke model of goods distribution. The truck would deliver faster turnaround time, higher payload capacity, easier manoeuvrability delivered through a narrow aerodynamic cabin and sharp turning circle radius (6.95 m).
Superior interiors accentuated with optional features like telematics would go a long way in enhancing productivity as also the profitability of its operations.
The first-in-class Tata electric motor generating 245 KW as peak power would propel this city truck with best-in-class driving comfort, on-road performance and agility to take the business to all nook and corners supported by an outstanding gradient climbing ability (26%).
Direct Drive Technology eliminates the increased driving fatigue in the congested city traffic conditions and increases the pleasure of driving a smooth effortless machine.