Tata Motors very recently were spotted testing the electric version of Punch and we saw many things that Tata will be adding in the Punch EV. Therefore, here are the top 5 things about the Punch EV that you should probably know!
The spy shots of the Punch EV revealed new design for the alloy wheels. It sports five-spoke design for the 16-inch alloy wheel which is different than the diamond-cut alloy wheels in the ICE version. At the front, the design will most likely remain the same as from what we can see in the spy shots. The exterior will most likely receive very minor changes over the ICE version like blue highlighting at the front face, fog lamps, door claddings on the side, and at the rear around the taillights, similar to the Nexon EV.
The Punch EV dashboard layout will remain the same as the ICE version, except it’ll have rotary dial for drive selection, and possibly an electric parking brake instead of the manual handbrake as spotted from the spy shots that were leaked when it was first seen. Moreover, the Punch EV was seen with the same 7-inch infotainment system instead of the 10.25-inch unit it’s offering in other Tata models, and will be also seen in two upcoming Tata models, Nexon facelift, and Altroz Racer. It is possible though that Tata could change their minds and add it later. It’ll also come with a single-pane sunroof on top that can be activated through voice commands.
The ICE version of Punch comes with a reverse-parking camera and rear parking sensors. The test mule of the Punch EV was spotted with 360-degree camera which is a good thing as it’ll give you a whole 360-degree view of the surrounding so you park safely. In Tata’s line-up, at the moment, only Harrier and Safari has this feature, and the upcoming Nexon facelift will sport this feature as well. So, this is a big upgrade from the ICE version of the Punch, and it’ll be the first EV to feature 360-degree camera in it’s segment.
Digital Display on Steering Wheel
The Punch EV was spotted with Curvv-inspired two-spoke steering wheel with a digital display on it which will display illuminated logo of Tata Motors, and touch controls for the instrument cluster with haptic feedback. This is another big upgrade from the ICE Punch that has a three-spoke steering wheel with buttons on it to control instrument cluster and other things.
Disc Brakes on All Wheels!
The ICE version of Punch has Disc Brakes on Front Wheels and Drum Brakes at the Rear Wheels. However, the spy shots of Punch EV has revealed that Tata Motors has equipped the Punch EV with disc brakes on all four wheels which is like another change from the ICE-powered Punch. The Disc Brakes helps reduce the braking distance than the Drum Brakes.