A Concept Car With 100 KM Per Litre Mileage.Tata megapixel is a concept of of car with 100 km per litre.And can run upto 900 km on 1 hour battery charge.
At a time when fuel conservation is becoming imperative across the world, Tata Motors is aiming to make a car, Tata Megapixel, which can deliver up to 100 kilometres from a litre of fuel (under battery only power).
The best feature the the Tata company is providing in The Tata megapixel is that its manages to charge 80 per cent of charging in just first 30 minutes of plugged in. The batteries can be recharged by an induction plate at the bottom of the car. When charge runs out, an auxiliary engine comes to the rescue. This is a 325cc single cylinder petrol engine that makes 30 bhp.
The car’s electric drive has four independent electric motors, one at each wheel. When parking, the electric hub motors drive the wheels in opposite directions, while the front wheels are turned at an acute angle, enabling an exceptional 2.8 metre turning radius. The at-home charging system is an innovative induction charging system. The car has simply to be parked over the induction pad forcharging to begin.
Comfort and Convenience
The production ready car is likely to have comfort features like power windows, adjustable power steering, electric ORVMs, MID, AC and star/stop button.
Dashboard and Storage
The dual tone dashboard of Megapixel will feature a big touch screen at its centre with AC vents on both sides. The instrument console and glove box will also be fitted in this dashboard. Tata may offer this car with door pockets, cubby holes and its spacious floor can also be used as a storage space. The bonnet of Megapixel is likely to act as the boot of this car similar to its younger siblings.
Music System of MegaPixel
You can connect your smart phones with this car via hands on connectivity and get access to your online world. The integrated infotainment plus system allows you to get control over key features and entertainment system of this car.
Engine and Gearbox
Technically, Megapixel is a futuristic and advanced car. Megapixel gets four electric motors, one on each wheel. These are lithium Ion Phosphate 13KWh batteries with induction charging system. They take 30minutes to get charge up to 80%. Megapixel is also equipped with a single cylinder 325cc single cylinder petrol engine. This 4-stroke engine is low on CO2 emission and generates a peak power of 30bhp. This engine is mated with an automatic transmission.
Acceleration and Performance
You generally don’t expect power packed performance from an electric engine and things are no different with Megapixel either. The main purpose of this car is to give you low running costs and acceptable performance with its batteries. The batteries supply power and torque individually to each wheel which gives you instant throttle reactions even with full load. The petrol engine is also impressive and feels quite crispy in city traffic. The car can reach the speed of 110km/hr which is quite acceptable.
MegaPixel Mileage and Safety Features
The car is quite a gem in this department. Its hands free induction system helps it to charge quickly and makes it light on pocket. After full charging, the car can cover a distance of 87kilomtres and after depletion of batteries, the petrol motors kicks in with a coverage distance of more than 900kilomters. Looking at the European safety standards, Megapixel is likely to feature dual front air-bags, side impact beams and keyless entry.
Suspension and Braking System
Megapixel is likely to share its suspension system with its younger sibling, Pixel. It will feature McPherson struts at its front with independent coil spring suspension system at the back. The car might feature ventilated discs at its front or it may debut with drum brakes of 180mm on its all wheels. ABS with EBD and brake assist will further help you to stop this car accurately.
MegaPixel Ride and Handling
The rigid frame of Megapixel helps it stay grounded at high speeds while the all-wheel drive system makes it quite agile in terms of handling. The wide tyres provide firm grip to this car which reduces body roll around sharp corners. Megapixel shares it zero turn drive feature with Pixel which makes it one of the finest city cars available worldwide. It has a turning radius of 2.8m which makes it easy for you to park this car at tight spaces. The car can easily move through city traffic and its airy cabin also gives you good all-around visibility.
The new innovation from the house of Tatas is likely to be commercially launched in around three years from now.
Summarizing its features we have:-
- 13 kWh lithium-ion phosphate battery which charged up-to 80% in the first 30 min.
- Along with battery its having 325cc petrol engine.
- It has four independent electric motors, one at each wheel.
- Top speed 110Kmph
- A double-sliding door system and the car’s B-pillar less design make entry and exit easy.
- LCD display in the dashboard along with electric windows.
- Having a fuel economy of 100Km/liter (under battery power).
- To be Expected in the markets in End 2015 in INDIA.
The price of The Tata megapixel is estimated to be around 4 lacks INR and around 8000USD.