Force Motors has launched a shared mobility platform T1N. The platform has been simultaneously designed and developed for both Internal Combustion Engines and 100% Electric Drive.
The project codenamed T1N was to develop shared mobility platform was started four years ago. The platform offers crash and rollover compliance with air bags for driver and co-driver even though current Indian legislation does not mandate them. In addition, it comes with large ventilated disk brakes on all four wheels with ABS, EBD, EDTC and ESP offering unmatched safety for its passengers.
The T1N has been developed with global aspirations, it is design protected for plying in select markets of Middle East, Africa, ASEAN and South America where the T1N is expected to be an excellent value proposition vis a vis high premium products from Europe, Far East and USA.
A dedicated and exclusive team of about 100 young specialist engineers and senior managers, who were experts in their respective domains, were selected for this project by Force Motors. This team after doing benchmarking studies with domestic and international offerings developed and engineered the concept of this new platform.
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 T1N platform has been designed with a 2-box construction keeping the engine fully outside ensuring least NVH in passenger compartment. For the first time in this segment independent front suspension with transverse parabolic springs has been offered, giving it best in class ride quality.
It is also powered by a new and more powerful BS6 compliant, Common Rail Diesel engine, offering peak torque of 350Nm. The platform will also offer BS6 CNG variant as also a class leading full electric version.
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.
Source: Press Release