At the 82nd Geneva Motor Show, Tata Motors showcased the Tata Megapixel, a new four-seater, city-smart global range extended electric vehicle (REEV) concept for the performance-seeking and environment-conscious motorist anywhere in the world. Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company.
The Tata Megapixel features a lithium ion phosphate battery and an on-board petrol engine generator for recharging on the move. It offers a range of up to 900km (with a single tank of fuel), path-breaking CO2 emission of just 22gm/km and fuel economy of 100km/litre (under battery only power).
Prakash Telang, managing director, India operations, Tata Motors, said:
“The Tata Megapixel, developed by our design centres in India, the UK and Italy, is our idea of a city car for discerning motorists in any megacity of the world. It is a result of the progress we have made on the Tata Pixel, displayed last year, and also denotes the company’s future design direction.”
The car’s electric drive has four independent electric motors, one at each wheel. When parking, the electric hub motors drive the wheels in opposite directions, while the front wheels are turned at an acute angle, enabling an exceptional 2.8 metre turning radius.