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Tata to bring electric car to Europe in 2009

Tata Motors’ UK subsidiary, Tata Motors European Technical Centre, will bring an electric vehicle to Europe next year.Tata Motors chairman, Ratan Tata and managing director, Ravi Kant, with the electric Indica.

The announcement follows Tata’s acquisition of a 50.3% stake in Norwegian company Miljo Grenland Innovasjon which specialises in the development of electric vehicles.

Miljo will produce electric vehicles based on Tata Motors’ products, as well as super polymer lithium ion batteries to power the cars.

The first vehicle to be developed by the company will be the Indica EV, which will go on sale in Europe next year.

Tata is expecting the Indica EV to have a range of 125 miles and will be able to carry four passengers.

A spokesman for the Indian manufacturer could not confirm if the Indica EV would be coming to the UK despite the fact that it's Tata's UK subsidiary that is bringing the model to Europe.

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