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Tata Motors Announces Electric Vehicle Powertrain Technology, Ziptron


Tata Motors announced Ziptron, indigenously developed technology for electric vehicle powertrain

India: Tata Motors unveiled electric vehicle technology, Ziptron, which will be used in the upcoming electric vehicles manufactured by the automaker. The technology was in development for the past four years and had already been tested in various terrain conditions. The company plans to launch all new electric car, Nexon EV, with Ziptron in the last quarter of this financial year.

The company’s new drivetrain technology has long range, fast charging capabilities with efficient voltage system and lithium ion batteries that can be used up to 250km per charge. Additionally, the batteries will have IP67rating will eight-year warranty on battery packs and motor. Batteries for the powertrain are made creating in mind temperature range in the country and each of the battery caps will be encased in steel cases with liquid cooling technology.

Ziptron technology can be regarded as the solution to the IC engine-based cars that lead to pollution and noise and possess lower efficiency. The technology from the Indian automaker is anticipated to offer 90% efficiency and use single speed transmission for seamless experience to the customers. Additionally, vehicles with Ziptron will have connected technology, so that customers can know about the status of their vehicles with details such as charge status, vehicle location, among others.

CEO and MD of Tata Motors stated that, “With this technology, the company hopes to usher in a new wave of eMobility in India and accelerate faster adoption of EVs, supporting the government’s vision.”

According to TechSci Research, Tata Motors is one of the few automakers manufacturing electric vehicles in the country. With the unveiling of electric vehicle powertrain technology, the company is moving its focus to personal electric vehicles. Personal segment accounts for over 90% share of the Indian passenger car market and with tax incentives offered by central and state governments for the purchase of electric vehicles, the market is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years.

According to the report published by TechSci Research, Global Hybrid Powertrain Market By Vehicle Type (Hybrid Vehicles, Mild Hybrid Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles), By Component (Engine, Transmission, and Electric Motor & Battery), By Region, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2024”, the global hybrid powertrain is anticipated to grow at a double digit CAGR during the forecast period on account of stringent government regulations and better fuel efficiency of hybrid vehicles. Powertrain assists in reducing vehicle emissions and fuel consumption, consequently driving the growth of global hybrid powertrain market. However, high production cost associated with powertrain is expected to emerge as a major challenge for the market in the coming years.


According to another TechSci Research report, Global Electric Passenger Car Market By Vehicle Type (Sedan, Hatchback & SUV), By Technology Type (PHEV Vs. BEV), By Driving Range (Up to 150 Miles Vs. Above 150 Miles), By Region, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2013 – 2023”, the global electric passenger car market stood at $ 40 billion in 2017 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 26% to reach $ 189 billion by 2023, on account of increasing government efforts aimed at encouraging the use of electric vehicles amid alarming pollution levels, globally. Technological advancements on account of increasing focus on research & development activities by leading automobile companies to launch affordable and premium quality electric passenger cars, in addition to rising penetration of electric passenger cars in developing economies are expected to aid the global electric passenger car market over the coming years. Growing environmental awareness among consumers and improving charging infrastructure are some of the other factors that would positively influence the market during the forecast period.

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