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Old 24th January 2008, 21:33   #1
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Tata to make electric vehicles with Chrysler- Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times

It says that a prototype is ready and it will go into production soon.
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Old 24th January 2008, 23:03   #2
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Wow... this is great. Is there no stopping TATA?

They seem to be stealing all the news headlines with anything related to automobiles.

If this is any indicator, we may see the Nano roll into US sooner than expected. We can only guess whether it will be an electric or non-electric vehicle.
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Wow... this is great. Is there no stopping TATA?
Stole the words right off me. Tata is surely in overdrive mode. There are so many launches, that I have lost track! Nano, New Indica, Indigo CS, Sumo Grande, Xenon.........the list just goes on and on.

Coming back to the topic, 10,000 units is miniscule for a market as large as the States. Its obvious that the electric Ace will be used only in special applications. I wouldn't think that this vehicle would be used on public roads at all. Most probably, usage will be restricted to commercial / residential complexes or a burst around the neighbourhood.

Such a tie-up also says a lot about Chrylser's financial state; they simply have no money to invest!
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Stole the words right off me. Tata is surely in overdrive mode. There are so many launches, that I have lost track! Nano, New Indica, Indigo CS, Sumo Grande, Xenon.........the list just goes on and on.

Coming back to the topic, 10,000 units is miniscule for a market as large as the States. Its obvious that the electric Ace will be used only in special applications. I wouldn't think that this vehicle would be used on public roads at all. Most probably, usage will be restricted to commercial / residential complexes or a burst around the neighbourhood.

Such a tie-up also says a lot about Chrylser's financial state; they simply have no money to invest!
I agree with GTO ,There is no stopping Tata anymore.These Guys are into overdrive.With the twin surprises that were the Nano and the Grande at the auto expo Tata seems to be going places.Well the Nano was'nt a surprise per se,weve been looking forward to it for years.The Sumo Grande sure did surprise me.Then the news of the Landrover,Jaguar buy and now this.These guys are going to put India on the automobile map of the world.
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The July issue of ACI / What Car? says the US Postal Department has ordered 250 Aces in electric guise.
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Exterior & Interior of the Electric Ace should be similar to the Ace 1T displayed in Auto expo Jan 08
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ta-ace-1t.html
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Today I saw a white ACE at MIRA ( Motor Industry Research Association) here in UK while I was there for some Jag testing. I am not sure if it was a electric version or not because I didn't get that good a look at it. In fact I wasn't sure Tata was planning on an electric version until I searched and read it here.

It was being tested by 2 (British looking) blokes and had pulled over for some checks. I was in a hurry so didn't bother looking in detail or taking pics (cameras/camera phones not allowed inside MIRA)

Could be the export model or perhaps just some tests TATA wanted MIRA to do on the Indian version... Next time will be more attentive
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Economic Times - "citing unnamed industry sources"
Since there are no confirmed sources from a living company official, i would consider this as a rumored news.

Are you guys sure about this? Will have to wait and see - considering Chrysler is suffering from Cancer.
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came across this artical on worldcarfans
Chrysler Reveals Minivan EV Proposal for US Post Office - Seeks more gov funding - Worldcarfans
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