Tata Megapixel – New Range Extended Electric Vehicle (REEV) Concept Car from Tata – Price , Specification and Review

Written on:May 25, 2012
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Tata Motors presented at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show the Tata Megapixel, a new four-seater city-smart global range extended electric vehicle (REEV) concept for the performance-seeking and environment-conscious motorist anywhere in the world.Combining a lithium ion phosphate battery and an on-board petrol engine generator for recharging on the move, the Tata Megapixel offers a range of up to 900 km (with a single tank of fuel), path-breaking CO2 emission of just 22 gm / km and fuel economy of 100 km / litre (under battery only power.

 

Megapixel-Interior

 

The Tata Megapixel is designed to express the energy and dynamism seen in Contemporary Design in India today. The design language of Megapixel , while inspired from traditional Indian Architectural and design details, is completely Global in its reach and appeal, comfortable in New York, London or Mumbai. The Tata Megapixel denotes Tata Motors’ progression from the Tata Pixel, based on the Tata Nano and a city car concept for Europe, reflecting the company’s future design direction

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Key features –

 

Design

 

  • Unique ‘India Global’ exterior and interior design language
  • Panoramic roof
  • Light and spacious, elegant interior
  • Cantilevered seating system
  • Comfortable seating for four adults
  • Ergonomic ‘all in one,’ touch screen command center

Drive system and performance

 

  • Electric drive through four independent in-wheel motors
  • On-board recharging from auxiliary power unit
  • Maximum vehicle range of over 900 km, including battery range of 87 km
  • Optimised weight distribution and All-Wheel-Drive for agile handling Low rolling resistance tyres

City wise

 

  • ‘Hands free’ induction battery charging
  • Advanced double sliding side door system for easy entry and egress in confined spaces
  • Compact dimensions and good all round visibility
  • Zero turn maneuverability with park assist system
  • ‘Hands on’ connectivity via in-vehicle display and smart phone In-car access to your online world Integrated ‘infotainment plus’ system with control over key vehicle functions and entertainment system

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Detailed Specifications –

 

Model

Megapixel

Engine Type Electric drive via 4 electric wheel motors, with auxiliary power unit to provide REEV capability
Battery Lithium Ion Phosphate 13 kWh
Battery Charging Inductive charge system or fast charge (80% capability in 30 minutes)
Max Drive Train Output:Auxiliary Power Unit –
Electric Drive –
22 kW (325 cc single cylinder petrol)Four wheel motors, delivering 10 kW power at each wheel
Max Torque 500 Nm torque at each wheel
CO2 Emission and Fuel Economy CO2 emissions of just 22 g/km and fuel economy of 100 km/litre under a combined driving mode (as per ECE R101)
Turning Circle Radius 2.8 metres
Length x Width x Height (mm) 3504 x 1673 x 1405
Tyre Size 215/45 R16
Max Speed (km/h) 110
Max Vehicle Range: Battery Only – 87 km (NEDC)
Charge Sustaining Mode – Over 900 km

VEHICLE SUMMARY

Name: MegaPixel
Model: Concept
Car Body Type: Hatchback
Segment: B Segment
Top Speed: 110
Warranty: NA

ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Displacement: L-ion Battery + 325cc Petrol
Engine Type: Petrol
Maximum Power: 30bhp (petrol)
Maximum Torque: NA

DIMENSIONS

Length: 3504 mm
Width: 1673 mm
Height: 1405 mm

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

Seating Capacity: 4
Tyre Size: 215/45 R16
Suspension: NA
Turning Circle: 2.80 mtrs.
Steering: Tilt
Brakes: Front Disk, Rear Disk
Gears: 4 Automatic
Body Color Bumpers: Yes
Tachometer: Yes
Alloys: Yes
ORVM Indicator No
Xenon Headlamps: No
Trip Meter: 2
Headlamp Washer: No

ACTIVE AND PASSIVE SAFETY

Airbag: 2
Parking Sensors: Yes
Fog Lamp: No
Traction Control: No
EBD: Yes
ABS: Yes
ESP: No
Rear Seat Belts: 2

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

AC: ACwith Climate Control
Power Windows: Yes
Central Locking: Remote
Remote Boot: Yes
Remote Fuel Filler: Yes
Rear Wiper: Yes
Rear Defogger: Yes
Rear Armrest: No
Streeing Adjustment
(Rake/Reach):
Yes / Yes
Driver Seat Adjustment: Manual
Music System: Yes
Leather Seats: Yes
Door Mirror: Both Side Electric
Tinted Glass: Yes
Rear AC Vent: No
Folding Rear Seats: Yes
Sun Roof: Yes
Buttons/Controls
on Steering:
Yes
Auto Viper: No
Auto Headlamp: No

 

Price in India –

This fantastic car is still a concept of TATA motors.But Very soon this concept would become reality.The car is expected to cost about Rs. 4,00,000/- in India.

 


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