Expect to see an all-electric Indica in India within the next 3-4 years…
TM4 has been selected by Miljø Innovasjon, a subsidiary of Tata Motors, to provide electric motors, power electronics and vehicle controllers for an electric car demonstration program to be launched in Norway in 2009-10. Under this program, Miljø will produce over one hundred units of an all-electric version of Tata Motors’ new Indica Vista.
For this project, Tata Motors and Miljø will benefit from TM4’s latest generation of electric motors for the automobile industry, the TM4 MФTIVE TM series, which is said to be the product of a decade of R&D efforts. According to TM4, this motor has the best power-to-weight ratio in its class and industry-leading efficiency.
TM4, a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, develops and supplies high-performance electrodynamic conversion and power control systems for the international electric drivetrain and distributed power generation markets.
Miljø Innovasjon, in which Tata Motors holds a controlling interest through its subsidiary Tata Motors European Technical Centre, produces electric versions of vehicles manufactured and sold by Tata Motors.