At the recent launch of the updated Tata Harrier and Tata Safari, Tata Motors MD Shailesh Chandra talked about the need for government actions to improve the country’s charging stations for electric vehicles.
The government had set a target of 22,000 chargers for OMCs to install, but progress in this area has been slow. Chandra mentions that Tata Power has made significant efforts, but it’s not sufficient by itself.
Their next product, coming out by this year or by next year, will be the first one built on the new Gen 2 platform, which, among other benefits, offers a longer driving range.
THE GEN 2 EV PLATFORM
Chandra believes that battery prices have dropped quite a bit, although they might still change in the near future. But in the long run, he expects these prices to decrease.
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Tesla is getting close to a new way of making the bottom part of electric cars. This is unlike regular cars with gasoline engines, which need about 400 different parts.