Tata the indian #1 company who released the Rs. 1 Lakh car Tata Nano is now ready to showcase an electric concept car at the much-awaited Detroit Autp Show starting next week.
Earlier in 2010, tata had showcased $2500 Tata Nano at the same Detroit auto show, parading the car india’s cheapest car for the first time for americans. While the Emo resembles Nano in its small car size, but has no mechanical relation to the Nano.
The company said it has no plans yet to commercially produce the electric mobility concept vehicle ‘Emo’, which was designed to “prove that the company could one day produce an affordable electric car for the American market that offered the same capabilities as the current crop of pricier electric vehicles,” a report in the New York Times said.
Nigel Giddons, the chief engineer who led much of the development of the electric vehicle from Tata Technologies American headquarters in Michigan, termed the project “very fulfilling”, adding, “Weve done a lot of concept work like this, but it was always driven by customers.”
He further said, “We are very keen to reinforce that there is no intention to produce this car.”
If Tata decides to officially produce “Emo” and release it to the market, it would costs around $20, 000 before subsidies. After considering current federal subsidies of up to $7,500, an Emo would cost $12,500, drastically remapping the entry point for electric vehicle shoppers, the report said.
The car will be parked at the Michelin Design Challenge display during the Detroit auto show – 2012. Here are few snapshots of the Tata EMO – An electric concept car.