Review: Tata Indica EV (2010)


Electric version of Tata's Indica, that car that had been the basis of the CityRover.

Electric motor in an ageing hatchback.

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15 December 2010

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Tata Indica EV (2010): At A Glance

Refreshed Indica range to relaunced in Europe in 2011. Headlined by battery-electric Indica Vista EV, which is a true four-seater, with a predicted range of up to 200km and acceleration of 0-60kmh in under10 seconds. It is currently undergoing extensive tests in Europe. The EV uses super polymer lithium ion batteries which have superior energy density to conventional batteries. Tata electric vehicles will be produced in association with Miljo Grenland/Innovasjon of Norway. Tata Motors’ UK subsidiary, Tata Motors European Technical Centre plc, has a 70 percent stake in Miljo.

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Where can we get spares for a City Rover, or what should we replace it with?

My Gran currently has a 2005 City Rover, my Grandpa and her having had Rovers all their lives. The City Rover was brought from new to last forever. The alternator has now broken, in the process leaving Gran stranded and removing her confidence in the car. In repair it appears that new parts for City Rovers are very hard to source and also expensive in relation to the value of the car. Secondhand parts are the viable alternative but there is no reassurance they will be better than the broken part. So we now are looking to replace the City Rover and ask what would your suggestion be? The main requirement is a higher driving position than the City Rover, as Gran has had two knees and one hip replacement. We want a new or nearly new car of similar size, manual, petrol, five doors an advantage, for an annual mileage of 5000 per year on Cornish roads. Safety and the feel of a car is also important.
A City Rover is really a Tata Indica, so Tata parts will fit apart from the badges. Or replace it with a Dacia Sandero Stepway from £7995. See: One of our chaps was testing it yesterday and today, so a test should soon appear here: Or a Suzuki Splash 1.0, Vauxhall Agila 1.0 or Hyundai i20 1.2.
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