Tata Punch EV Pros & Cons

Check out pros and cons about the Tata Punch EV that are worth highlighting for a potential buyer. Here are some of the highlights of the benefits of buying the Tata Punch EV. We'll also list out the Punch EV drawbacks to help you make an informed buying decision.

Punch EV Advantanges
  • Distinct Styling Over Punch Petrol, CNG

    The Tata Punch EV offers a very distinct design over the Punch petrol and CNG variants. The slim LED DRLs, bumper-mounted LED projector headlamps, and enclosed front grille with a hidden charging port keep the Punch EV’s design in line with Tata’s latest SUVs like the 2024 Nexon, Harrier and Safari.

  • Most Affordable EV With 400km+ Range

    The Punch EV Long Range is currently the most affordable EV in India to offer an ARAI-certified range of over 400km. The Punch EV’s primary rival – the Citroen eC3 – only offers a range of 320km, while the more affordable Tata Tiago and Tigor offer a claimed range of 315km only.

  • Punch EV Long Range - Reasonably Priced Over Medium Range

    With prices starting from Rs. 13.0 lakh to Rs. 15.50 lakh (ex-showroom), the Tata Punch EV Long Range is reasonably priced for the driving range, safety and features it offers, especially in the lower Adventure variant.

  • Class-Leading Torque And Mileage

    With 190Nm of torque and a mileage figure of 12kmpu, the Tata Punch EV offers class-leading performance figures among EVs priced under Rs. 15.0 lakh. In comparison, the Citroen eC3 offers 143Nm of torque and mileage of 10.96kmpu.

  • Loaded To The Brim With Features

    The top variants of the Tata Punch EV pack several features such as ventilated front seats, blind spot monitor, 360-degree camera, large 2-screen dashboard layout, e-parking brake, paddle shifters for regen and welcome and goodbye lights.

  • Long List Of Standard Safety Features

    The 2024 Tata Punch EV trumps its rivals when it comes to safety features. The electric Tata SUV offers safety features like 6 airbags, hill-start assist (HSA), electronic stability control (ESC), LED headlamps, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and rear defogger as standard.

Punch EV Disadvantanges
  • No Front Armrest Even In Top Variant With Medium Range

    While Tata have equipped the Punch EV Long Range’s top Empowered variant with front and rear armrest, the Empowered variant of the Punch EV Medium range does not get the front armrest. However, it does get a rear armrest. Considering most buyers would drive the Tata Punch Medium Range within the confines of the city, the lack of a front armrest is a miss in our books as it could have elevated cabin comfort by a huge margin.

  • No Rear AC Vents In Any Variants

    Tata do not offer rear AC vents in any variant of the Punch EV. Rear AC vents help cool the cabin quicker, especially in peak Indian summers.

  • High KM-To-Breakeven

    The Punch EV’s km-to-breakeven over a comparably loaded variant of the Punch petrol-automatic is fairly high at 70,000-1,00,000km. So unless you plan on keeping the electric SUV for 8-10 years, the Punch EV’s cost of ownership will be significantly higher than the Punch petrol automatic.

  • Inconsistent Price Gap Between MR And LR Variants

    The price gap between the Punch Medium Range and Long Range variants range from Rs. 1.0 lakh to Rs. 1.20 lakh as you go up the variants list. The inconsistent price gap between similarly equipped variants could cause confusion while picking the best variant for your specific needs.

  • 7.2kW AC Charger Is Expensive

    Tata Motors are offering the Punch EV Long Range with an optional 7.2kW AC charger. However, the faster charger is fairly expensive, at Rs. 50,000, especially when you consider it only offers a little more than double the charging speed of the standard 3.3kW charger.

  • New Platform Niggles

    Tata’s first attempt at making a EV-specific platform (hardware as well as software) may result in niggles over the long term. While the ownership in the initial years may be smooth where the problems get sorted under warranty, it may start to pinch financially should the problems persist post warranty.

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