Tata is taking steps to makes sure the little Nano won’t be short on power. FEV, a German engineering and powertrain firm, is right now actively working on the diesel engine for the Nano to debut later next year. The 800 cc, turbocharged CRDI engine would most likely be the tiniest engine with common rail technology in the world, taking the crown from Daimler.

The CRDI systems are being developed in conjunction with Bosch, while Honeywell Turbo India is working on the turbo charger. Originally the 700 cc CRDI engine, which Tata uses in its Ace mini-truck was considered for the Nano, but Tata has decided against it. The new FEV engine is cheaper and could also involve more progressive technology to battle emissions, redeem a better fuel economy, and achieve better engine refinement.

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Source: Cubic Capacity

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9 comments:

  (600) posted on 05.29.2012

It’s still ideal to be a hybrid because it would be a hassle for electric cars if their batteries get low.

  (580) posted on 03.30.2012

They should fix any issues with this one. It’s very inconvenient!

  (1211) posted on 03.15.2012

They really need to get an alternative to this poor car. They should find a solution to the problem too. I hope there will be no more funny incidents with this car.

  (526) posted on 03.9.2012

Maybe they converted this little electric car to a fuel-powered one because its consumers claimed that they lost power in the middle of a traffic.

  (228) posted on 03.23.2011

hmm. Tata Nano is an electric car if I’m not mistaken. This scenario is what I’m talking before. I said before that electric cars are impossible , see it loses it power and to be sure that you will not stuck in the middle when that thing happen they put diesel engine. So , i guess the purpose of the car is already ruin! I’m disappointed.

  (377) posted on 11.2.2010

Is that paint scheme a one off or will it be available to consumers as well? How on earth do you keep an eye on road with that seating position and high ’wall’ ahead of you. Not to mention this thing does not meet any safety regulations.

  (520) posted on 07.21.2008

is not a bad thing that Tata is making a small cheap car, but i`m seek of it, now they are going to make a diesel, good for them, tomorrow they will build a electric Nano, fantastic if you are thinking of fuel economy and running costs, but that car looks terrible, and has so little power that even the Prius is faster than that.

Myles_Kornblatt  (169) posted on 07.18.2008

Kylle I think you’re right, the Nano should be a no-no

Myles_Kornblatt  (520) posted on 07.18.2008

next we’ll going to see a hybrid or a electric powered Nono

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