This Tata Nano EV was custom-made for Ratan Tata: full details here

Electra EV gifts Ratan Tata, its founder, a custom-built 72V Tata Nano EV. Read on to know more.

Highlights
  • Ratan Tata, the founder of Electra EV, recieved a custom-made Tata Nano EV.
  • The custom-built Tata Nano EV utilises a 72V architecture for its e-powertrain.
  • Electra EV was excited to present the EV to its founder.

Ratan Tata, former chairman of Tata Sons, took delivery of a custom-made 72V-electric Tata Nano EV conceived by Electra EV. Ratan Tata happens to be the founder of Electra EV, which pioneers in electric powertrain technology and have been recognised for retrofitting a limited number of Tata Nanos with a 48V electric powertrain and are deployed as an all-electric mobility service in Bangalore, called the SainikPod Sit & Go. This Tata Nano EV, however, is different from the ones plying on the streets of India. This particular Tata Nano EV has been produced specially for Ratan Tata and uses a high spec 72V power drive. 

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Ratan Tata takes delivery of a custom-built 72V Tata Nano EV

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Electra EV, the creator of this special custom-built 72V Tata Nano EV, is well known for its Tata Nano EV fleet deployed for the SainikPod Sit & Go all-electric mobility service in Bangalore. The Tata Nano EV retrofitted by Electra EV gets a 48V electric system. This comes in as a handy solution for intra-city transit especially in a crowded city such as Bangalore with a huge working population making movements daily. This 48V Tata Nano EV called NEO EV comes in as a superb solution and caters perfectly to SainikPod Sit & Go initiative managed by MotherPod Innovations Private Limited, a shared mobility solutions provider managed by ex-servicemen. 

Ratan Tata’s Tata Nano EV however is a novelty item as it uses a 72V electric drivetrain solution, possibly sourced from the higher-spec system that does duty on Electra EV’s Tigor EV platform. If we anticipate specifications of the 72V Tata Nano EV, it can be expected to be similar to the Tigor EV by Electra EV. That means the one-off 72V Tata Nano EV can be expected to deliver a range of sub-200km. Combined with the lightweight structure of the Tata Nano EV, the drivetrain can be expected to deliver a rather spritely performance. “It glided more than it drove a good job,” Shantanu Naidu, executive assistant to Ratan Tata, said in the comments. 

In terms of design, the Tata Nano gets a clean pearl white-like paint with blacked-out headlamps. The wheels seem to be covered in dark grey wheel caps that are likely designed to be aerodynamic. The insides reveal a red upholstery giving it a rather sporty yet tasteful edge. The company celebrated the occasion via a LinkedIn post to commemorate the landmark.