We need “Energy revolutions“, I keep on stressing on the same point like Bill Gates did. In a world where all our natural resources are depleting and alarming rates, we welcome every small step that can contribute.
As per stats from NationMaster, US alone uses 20.6 Million barrels of fuel everyday, followed by china at 7.5 Million
and India ranking 5th at 2.7Million. Even when burnt efficiently, this much fuel leads to 10,000s of tonnes of harmful gases/smoke to the environment. We need to bring it down to zero, Bloom Energy could be the first and automobiles the next one.
I’m not talking about high-end and fancy EVs like eWolf 2, which are way above what most people could afford. We need something that’s affordable, efficient and robust. Tata had introduced Nano: World’s cheapest car at $2,000 (or Indian Rs. 1,00,000) a price for which would, ordinarily, get you a MacBook. Tata is all set to take it to next level with world’s cheapest Electric Vehicle (EV), next year.
Tata Motors (the owners of Jaguars) claims that the Nano EV offers the “practicality of a real car”, compromising nothing in the pursuit of providing environment-friendly personal transportation for the modern consumer. It will seat four individuals comfortably in its spacious interiors. It will have a top speed of up to 160 km and an acceleration of 0-60 kmph in under 10 seconds.
Nano EV will be powered by super polymer lithium ion batteries, and Tata Indica Vista EV, would provide superior energy density to conventional batteries.
In early 2011, they plan to unveil Tata Nano EV alond with Indica EV, and this keeps me excited. Tata’s product may or may not capture the market but will set the trend and build concept of “Affordable Green Cars”.