Tata’s electric version of this big SUV seen on the road, testing started


car news desk,Tata Motors is planning to expand its product portfolio. The carmaker will also offer generation changes and mid-life updates to its existing models. Meanwhile, the company is also preparing to launch updated versions of the Harrier and Safari SUVs. However, their official launch date is yet to be announced. Not only this, Tata has also started testing its Safari Electric SUV, which was recently spied testing.

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The spotted test mule of the Tata Safari EV shows off some of the design elements that were seen on the Tata Harrier EV, which was showcased at the 2023 Auto Expo. The Harrier EV is based on Tata’s Gen 2 (Sigma) architecture, which is a re-engineered version of the OmegaArc platform. Major changes have been made to its fuel tank area and flat bottom, making it lighter and more energy efficient than the existing Omega platform.

Tata had revealed that the Harrier EV will come with an AWD system with vehicle-to-load (V2L) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) charging capability. There will be a battery pack of around 60kWh, which is expected to offer a range of around 400-500km (under real-world conditions). The electric SUV concept gets a new blanked-off grille, tweaked front bumper, black housing around the headlamp cluster and a revised central air intake with a blanked-off panel. It also gets flush door handles, ‘EV’ badges on the fenders, new grille at the rear. There is also a revised taillamp assembly with LED light bar. All of the above features can be found in the Tata Safari electric SUV, due to which elements of the Harrier EV can be seen in it.

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