Tata Motors unveils a new electric cargo van: the Ace EV

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has launched a new electric cargo van—the Ace EV. The Ace EV is an electric version of the company’s most popular small-cargo van, the Ace, which was launched 17 years ago. Furthermore, Tata has also announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to deliver 39,000 Ace EVs to leading e-commerce and logistics service providers such as Amazon, BigBasket, Flipkart, City Link, DOT, MoEVing and Yelo EV.

Launching the Ace EV, N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons and Tata Motors, said, “E-mobility is an idea whose time has come. At Tata Motors, we are moving with speed and scale to lead this change – in passenger cars, commercial vehicles and Jaguar Land Rover. I am delighted today that with the launch of the Ace EV, we are entering a new era of e-cargo mobility. Tata Ace is India’s most successful commercial vehicle ever. It has revolutionised transportation and created millions of successful entrepreneurs over the years. It will further build on this legacy by providing a technologically-advanced, clean and smart mobility solution. I am excited about the electrification of commercial vehicles.”

Speaking at the launch, Girish Wagh, executive director  of Tata Motors, said: “The introduction of the Ace EV marks a major milestone in our journey to deliver zero-emission cargo mobility in India. Building on our experience and success with electric buses, we have designed use-case specific EV solutions for intra-city distribution. These solutions effectively cater to the application needs and deliver a superior value proposition to all stakeholders. We are much encouraged with the support and response received from our e-commerce customers, with whom we begin this journey of zero-emission cargo mobility.”

Also read: Tata unveills a coupe concept SUV–the Curvv EV

Battery and performance

The  Ace EV is the company’s first vehicle to come with the EVOGEN powertrain. The electric vargo van is powered by a 21.3 kWh LFP battery—paired with an AC induction motor—that generates 36 bhp of power and a torque of 130 Nm, which is 12 bhp more power and 75 Nm more torque than its petrol-powered predecessor.

The rear-wheel drive EV is compatible with both normal and fast chargers. It takes six to seven hours for the EV to charge from 20-100% via a 15A normal charger, and via a fast charger the vehicle can be charged from 10-80% in 105 minutes. On a full charge, the EV provides a maximum range of 154 km. Furthermore, the electric cargo van comes with an advanced battery-cooling system and regenerative-braking system that increases the driving range. 

The van boasts 5890 litres of cargo capacity. 

Brands in Nepal: Tata | Price and specifications


Battery21.3 kWh LFP 
MotorAC induction motor
Power (bhp)36
Torque (Nm)130
Drive systemRear-wheel drive
Range (km)154
Charging time15A normal charger: 20-100% in 6-7 hours
fast charger: 10-80% in 105 minutes
Ground clearance (mm)160
Cargo capacity (L)5890
Payload capacity (kg)600

Also read: Tata unveils the Avinya concept EV

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