We all have heard about Tata Nano the cheapest car developed by Indian automobile giant Tata. Now they are focusing on another small car for city use Tata Megapixel. At a time when fuel conservation is becoming imperative across the world, Tata Motors is aiming to make a car, Tata Megapixel that can deliver up to 100 kilometres from a liter of fuel by using a unique combination of technology.
The Tata Megapixel is the advanced version of Tata Pixel which was revealed last year-the concept vehicle which is a four seater global range extended electric vehicle (REEV) meant for city driving. The new innovation from the house of TATA’s is likely to be commercially launched in around three years from now.
The vehicle combines a lithium ion phosphate battery and an on-board petrol engine generator for recharging on the move. According to the company, Tata Megapixel offers a range of up to 900 km (with a single tank of fuel) and fuel economy of 100 km/litre (under battery only power).
The car is to electric which make it eco-friendly it will have CO2 emission of “just 22 gm/km” which is quite low comparable to the fossil fuel using cars.
Among other features, the Megapixel’s electric drive has four independent electric motors, one at each wheel. To make parking easier, the electric hub motors drive the wheels in opposite directions, while the front wheels are turned at an acute angle, enabling a 2.8 metre turning radius.The top speed would be round about 80km-100km which is okay considering it is made for city use.
The car has a unique interface which allows you to control it through your tablet or similar electronic gadgets.
It also has an easy charging feature with the at-home charging system with an induction system. The car has simply to be parked over the induction pad for charging to begin.