Pune-based automaker Force Motors has revealed next generation shared mobility platform codenamed T1N.
The company claims that it country’s first next generation shared mobility platform that has been simultaneously designed and developed for both Internal Combustion engines and 100% electric drive.
The project T1N was triggered about four years ago with the objective to develop a truly world class shared mobility platform that would be way ahead of current offerings and raise the bar in terms of passenger comfort, convenience and safety to International standards, Force Motors said in a release.
T1N is powered by a new and more powerful BS6 compliant, Common Rail Diesel engine, offering peak torque of 350Nm. The platform will also offer BS-VI CNG variant as also a class leading full electric version.
“The T1N is the first vehicle in this category in the country offering crash and rollover compliance with air bags for driver and co-driver even though current Indian legislation does not mandate them. In addition, T1N comes with large ventilated disk brakes on all four wheels with ABS, EBD, EDTC and ESP offering unmatched safety for its passengers,” the company said in a statement.
For this new platform, the company has selected team of about 100 young specialist engineers and senior managers, who were experts in their respective domains.
“Force Motors T1N development team then consulted with leading technology specialists, domain experts across the globe, in Italy, Spain, UK, Germany, Japan, USA to improve, refine and validate the platform to match international performance expectations,” the statement added.
Speaking on the introduction of new platform Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Force Motors said, “As segment leaders, we considered it our duty to offer our customers not just what they need but what they aspire for, and hence we set about developing this truly world class next generation platform packaging leading edge technologies in every aspect. We are confident our customers will welcome it.”
At present this new platform is underdoing final validation and homologation processes. A new state of the art facility, with body shop with robotic and laser welding facilities is being set up at the Pithampur works. These vehicles would be showcased at the forthcoming Delhi Auto Expo 2020. It is expected to be available for sale by the end of the year.