Delhi Auto Expo: 4 alternative fuel concept-cars for Tata Motors

06/01/2012
At the New Delhi Auto Expo, which opens tomorrow, Tata Motors reveals -among a series of new models and concept-cars- four concept vehicles with alternative propulsion systems: natural gas, hybrid and also hydrogen.

Let’s start with the Tato Nano CNG Concept or the low-emissions version of the low-cost car, with an equivalent consumption under 4l/100km for emissions of 92.7g/km, the Nano offers the bi-carburation CNG Gasoline, with capacities of respectively 35l and 15l, however its weight increases at 1010kg instead of 600kg for the first versions of the Nano.

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Tata Indigo Manza hybrid concept (hybrid-diesel)
Here is the brand’s technological spearhead, the Indigo Manza hybrid sedan that features regenerative braking, start/stop and the ability to drive in 100% electric mode (Serial Hybrid).
It also features solar hybrid panels on the roof and gets a 7-inch infotainment system.
Technology demonstrator, but not only, the Manza hybrid also reveals the new design language of the brand, more aggressive, with Xenon lights and LEDs.

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Its 1.0l diesel engine is combined to a 45kW electric motor, with an automatic transmission weight stands at 1250kg. Its total power or consumption are not revealed, but its emissions are announced at 90g/km and the 44l tank should offer a comfortable range.

Tata Starbus Fuel-Cell Concept (Hydrogen)
Created as part of a project of the Indian government this bus that features air suspension can carry 30 people at a maximum speed of 70kph.
Its electric motor develops a continuous 114hp (250hp in peak) for 1050Nm of torque
Originality, its 4 hydrogen tanks are placed on the roof, they offer a capacity of 14.5kg (820l)

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Let’s conclude with minivan, the Magic Iris CNG
With only 2.96m and a weight of 1180kg, it’s 13hp and 37Nm 611cm3 engine allows a 220 km range thanks to 9kg of CNG.

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Par Technologic Vehicles
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