According to TheGreenCar website, India's Tata is believed to have cancelled the planned Indica Vista electric car launch in the UK.
Tata started a limited production run of the Indica Vista EV in Coventry last March, with plans to use the first models as test vehicles in public, on-the-road trials. But according to a ‘reliable source’ the entire project is being shut down following technical problems, reliability and cost, mainly to do with the batteries.
A fleet of 25 models are still on UK roads this week, as part of the CABLED project, a Technology Strategy Board (TSB)-run public trial of low emission models in the West Midlands. Just ten further models are still thought to be in the UK, the rest having been sent to the crusher.
The Indica Vista was expected to be priced at around £25,000 after the £5,000 grant.