Tata Punch EV receives a 5-star safety rating from Bharat NCAP

The EV was tested by Bharat NCAP in April.


Key Highlights

  • The Tata Punch EV is one of the first EVs to receive a 5-star rating from the newly established Bharat NCAP.
  • The Nexon EV also retained its 5-star rating.
  • Prices for the Punch EV start at Rs 10.99 lakh.

Bharat NCAP has awarded a 5-star safety rating to the Tata Punch EV. The all-electric SUV was tested by the organisation in April 2024. These results are applicable to all variants of the SUV. The Nexon EV, which was tested alongside the Punch EV, also received a 5-star rating from the testing authority.

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Tata Punch EV: Bharat NCAP test results

The Tata Punch EV scored 31.46 points out of a possible 32 in the Adult Occupant Protection test. This score is a combination of the points gained by the EV in two tests. In the Frontal Offset Deformable Barrier Test, the EV scored 15.71 points out of 16, while in the Side Movable Deformable Barrier Test, it scored 15.74 points out of 16.

Tata Punch EV: Bharat NCAP test results

In the Child Occupant Protection test, Tata Punch EV scored 45 points out of a possible 48. Bharat NCAP crash-tested the EV using restraints for 18-month and 3-year-old children. The EV received the highest possible Dynamic score (24) and CRS installation score (12). However, its Vehicle assessment score was limited to 9 points out of a possible 13.

Tata Punch EV: Bharat NCAP test results

Commenting on this achievement, Mr Shailesh Chandra, MD, Tata Passenger Electric Mobility and Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles, said, “Safety, once less discussed, is now a top priority for the Indian car buyer. At Tata Motors, safety is engrained in our DNA, which has made us an industry benchmark. We have continued to be the pioneers in driving the safety conversation – ensuring that our commitment reflects in every vehicle we manufacture, regardless of price point. We welcome stricter government safety standards and are proud to be the first manufacturer to have sent vehicles and lead the Bharat-NCAP protocol with superlative results.

We are delighted to produce India’s safest vehicle – an EV – in the Punch.ev, while the Nexon.ev continues its legacy of safety with its 5-star rating. Together, all four of our SUVs tested under the Bharat-NCAP have achieved 5-star ratings, setting a benchmark for all passenger vehicles to follow. Looking ahead, our proactive stance on safety will continue, backed by extensive R&D to help us evolve and enable us in leading the way to create a safer future for every road user.”

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Tata Punch EV is equipped with safety features like 6 airbags, ESC, ISOFIX, Hill Hold Assist, Roll Over Mitigation, and iTPMS as standard. On top of that, it also gets features like Hill Descent Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Electronic Parking Brake, and more. Prices for the EV start at Rs 10.99 lakh and go up to Rs 15.49 lakh. It rivals the likes of the Citroen eC3, MG Comet EV, and Tata Tiago EV

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