Indian Engineering Services Firm, Tata Technologies, debuted the eMO EV concept as part of the Michelin Challenge Design at the Detroit Auto Show.
Despite having an estimated MSRP of $20,000, the eMO concept has no plans of being mass produce. However, Warren Harris, Tata Technologies President and Global COO states, "We developed it strictly as an engineering study with no particular automaker in mind. If there are auto companies interested in exploring the potential of the eMO, we would, of course, welcome that opportunity."
The eMO (Electric MObility) concept features a liquid-cooled, dual-motor, front-wheel-drive drivetrain coupled
with an air-cooled 18.4 kW high-energy/density battery. It is capable of reaching 100 miles (161 km) on a single charge and has a top speed of 65 mph (105 km/h).
The suspension incorporates an independent front lower A arm and MacPherson struts. The rear suspension has a semi-trailing link with separate mounting shock absorbers and springs. Front disc and rear drum brakes are antilock with electronic stability control. Steering is provided by an electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion system.
"The eMO project symbolizes the coming of age of Indian automotive engineering," according to Harris.