Tata EVision Electric Car, World Record Performance: Fact Check


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Tata EVision Electric Car World Record Performance

Story:

New car from TATA MOTORS, we should appreciate the vision of Ratan Tata:
New Tata EVision Electric car on one charge it runs 1000 km it’s world record and battery is for a 10 years warranty from TATA
We are Proud of TATA

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New Tata EVision Electric Car. No fossil fuel required. 1000 kms on a single charge. 10 yrs of battery warranty from Tata. ₹ 25 lacs ex showroom price. Will it be a game changer?!

Fact Check:

Some pictures, messages and videos doing rounds on social media allege to show a new Electric Car from Tata Motors, Tata EVision can Run 1000 Kilometers in one charge. They claim it is a World Record car coming with battery warranty for 10 years. No, the popular claims are not true.

About Tata EVision Electric Car

Stories in question claim the Tata EVision Electric Car requires no fuel and can run for 1000 Kilometers in a single charge, adding Tata Motors is also offering a 10 years batter warranty. Furthermore, some versions also mention the Tata Motors EVision Sedan is priced at Rs 25 lakh (Ex-Showroom) and is released or going to release soon. The Tata EVision Sedan was in fact – a concept car – it did not come to production as of this writing.

Concept Car at Geneva Motor Show

Celebrating its 20th year at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2018, Tata Motors premiered the Tata EVision Electric Sedan concept. The company also said it is based on Tata’s new modular OMEGA platform (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced’ Architecture). You can watch the same in the video.

Talking about the concept, MD and CEO of Tata Motors, Guenter Butschek said:

“We can develop an attractive battery-powered electric (car) for the Indian market with a range of over 300km (per charge). If the battery development goes as we’ve seen, at this point of time, it would be possible for us to even offer a range of 400km”

The fake news began circulating on WhatsApp and other social media platforms after the launch of the concept car. Since then the fake claims about Tata EVision car are circulating via Facebook posts, WhatsApp forwards along with pictures and videos. Back in 2018 itself, Head of Corporate Communications of Tata Motors, Suresh Rangarajan clarified the matter in a LinkedIn post:

“It’s a fake news that has been travelling far and wide – no such announcements made by the company. Someone’s imagination running wild.”

No Official Announcement

As of this writing, there is no official announcement about the EVision Sedan Car production or release date. However, in January 2020, CEO & MD of Tata Motors Guenter Butschek talked to Times of India about the company’s electric plans, cost cutting and more. He also said the company debuted a concept in Geneva 2018, based on Omega architecture. He suggested it is technically feasible, but not commercially viable. Furthermore, Butschek mentioned Tata is already offering a Tigor EV, a Nexon EV and an Altroz EV. All the new products based on the Alfa architecture will provide an electric variant, he added.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.

References:

The truth about Tata EVision electric sedan: Don’t believe everything you read on WhatsApp, Facebook
Tata EVision Electric Car Launch Unlikely, Myth Busted!


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