Tata Magic IRIS EV Electric Microvan – Auto Expo 2018

Magic Iris electric

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.

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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.

Magic Iris electric

Tata Magic IRIS EV benefits from compact and innovative design, along with lower operational costs.

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.

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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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