Tata Magic IRIS EV Electric Microvan – Auto Expo 2018
The Iris EV generates a max power of 15 kW.
The battery-electric variant of the popular Tata Magic Iris microvan was displayed at the 2018 Auto Expo, Greater Noida, along with its big brother – the Magic EV. The 3-door passenger vehicle is an innovative idea to make last-mile transportation in Indian towns and cities emission-free and sustainable.
The Iris EV is powered by a Lithium-ion battery that runs a 3-phase electric motor to generate an output of 15 kW at 2,750 rpm. The power is almost 6 kW higher than the early Magic Iris electric prototype, which was revealed to select media last year at Tata Motor’s Pune facility. Gearbox is a direct drive, single-speed trans-axle type. The electric powertrain has been developed in collaboration with Electra EV.
The electric microvan is largely the same as the diesel-powered Iris models in terms of external appearance, except for the ‘EV’ lettering and side sticker graphics. On the inside, a simple gear selector differentiates the EV from the regular Iris. The vehicle is available in 3+D or 4+D seating layout. The ladder-type chassis frame of the Iris is complemented by steel roof and side panels.
With a length of 2,960 mm and 1,650 mm wheelbase, the Iris electric has a turning radius of just 3.5 metre, a boon for tight city lanes. Brakes are all drum, while the front suspension is McPherson Strut and the rear is coil-spring with semi-trailing arm.
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