At the end of March the new Coventry based Tata car manufacturing plants began production on the car that is likely to to take over from the world-famous Nano.
Where the Nano was all about being teeny-tiny and costing an equally teeny-tiny price, the Vista EV is about offering electric car technology to the masses, without the quite so small price tag. In fact, although prices aren’t officially out yet, people are expecting it to be about the same price as the other electric cars on the market, which is quite a break from the norm for this Indian car and technology giant.
25 of these EVs have now been completed and sent out for some West Midlands based early adopters to have a go with. If you live in the area like we do, it is worth keeping an eye out (and of course letting us know if you spot one!).
As for the looks? Well, this car, if we are brutally honest, looks a little like a Ford. And one of the duller ones at that. Still, it is compact and no doubt a good car for the younger generation, meaning that it could be a big player.
Want one for yourself? The Viasta EV1 will be available to fleet buyers this summer, but may not go on sale to individuals for a while after that. Better start working on the boss then…
Finally, much as electric cars are always interesting, we have an article to write later this week about the latest innovations in hydrogen engines. Are electric cars really a long term plan?
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