What was the inspiration behind Tata Nano? Ratan Tata reveals

Launched in 2008, Tata Nano turned part of many households within the nation earlier than it was discontinued in 2018 resulting from low gross sales of the mannequin.

By : HT Auto Desk
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12 Might 2022, 04:16 PM

Ratan Tata has posted an image of him posing with the Tata Nano compact car during a media briefing in the past. (Ratan Tata/Instagram)
Ratan Tata has posted a picture of him posing with the Tata Nano compact automotive throughout a media briefing prior to now. (Ratan Tata/Instagram)

Tata Nano, one of the vital reasonably priced vehicles witnessed by the Indian auto trade, was a particular venture for Ratan Tata, the Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons. In his newest Instagram submit, Tata reminisces the Nano, revealing what was the inspiration behind creating such a car. The enterprise magnate stated that Nano was meant to be a automotive for “all our individuals”, implying that it was for anybody and everybody.

Tata stated that when he consistently noticed Indian households on scooters, typically with a toddler sandwiched between the mom and father, and sometimes on slippery roads, he needed to create one thing for them. At first, he and his workforce have been making an attempt to determine methods to make two wheelers safer and this led Tata to doodling on the thought. Being from the Faculty of Structure, he had a knack for doodling when free.

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However whereas he was at it, the doodle turned out to turn out to be a 4 wheeler with no home windows, no doorways, and only a fundamental dune buggy. “However I lastly determined it ought to be a automotive. The Nano, was all the time meant for all our individuals,” Tata wrote within the submit.

Launched in 2008, Tata Nano turned part of many households within the nation earlier than it was discontinued in 2018 resulting from low gross sales of the mannequin. On the time of launch, Tata Motors deliberate to promote 250,000 models of the car per 12 months. Nonetheless, the utmost gross sales ever achieved by Nano was 74,527 models throughout FY 2011-2012. Publish this, gross sales declined quickly 12 months after 12 months, resulting in a negligible market share of the automotive.

Earlier this 12 months, Tata took supply of a custom-made Nano electrical car that was modified utilizing an electrical powertrain provided by Electrodrive Powertrain Options Non-public Restricted (Electra EV). The corporate has additionally provided a restricted variety of transformed Nano electrical autos, known as NEO EVs to Bengaluru-based last-mile mobility service – SainikPod Sit & Go.

First Revealed Date: 12 Might 2022, 04:13 PM IST

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