The new CNG emax variants, which were first showcased in June 2013 at Tata's new customer focused initiative called Horizonext comes powered with the same 624cc petrol engine that currently renders in the regular Nano, which has been modified to accommodate the CNG and petrol bi-fuel system. Claiming the lowest carbon footprint of 75.6 g/Km, the Tata Nano CNG is said to be the most fuel efficient car in the country with a fuel efficiency of 36 Km/Kg. The touring range in CNG mode is said to be 150 Km, in addition to the existing touring range of 375 Km in petrol mode.
The sequential gas injection system of the Nano CNG emax, which is thoroughly calibrated with an intelligent advanced Engine Management System (EMS) allows the vehicle to sense when the drivers needs more power and thus, automatically shifts to petrol mode. Furthermore, the driver can switch between CNG and petrol modes on-the-fly with just a flick of a button.
The CNG cylinders come tightly packaged below the front seats, allowing for ample cabin space for passengers and luggage. Safety features include, leak detection sensors and interlock sensor that automatically ensures that the engine is switched off during CNG gas filling.
Tata Motors is offering a warranty of up to 60,000 Km or 4 years, whichever is earlier on the Nano CNG emax. Starting from today, the all-new Tata Nano CNG emax will be offered on sale across all CNG market in India such as Delhi, Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Lucknow.
Unveiling the Nano CNG emax at the launch ceremony, Mr Ankush Arora, senior vice president, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit (Commercial), Tata Motors Ltd said, “At Tata Motors, the core philosophy behind the launch of every new vehicle is anticipating what our customers need and blending it with the best-in-class technology and design engineering. This helps us arrive at an end product that suits the inherent automotive needs of our customers in a holistic way. From its inception, the Nano has been a path-breaking invention and the CNG version only adds to that and also underlines our commitment to be a sustainable automotive player".