The Indian Army’s cutting-edge Electric Gypsy vehicle has recently been spotted on the roads, marking its first public appearance. This innovative electric vehicle, specifically designed for military applications, showcases the Army’s commitment to incorporating sustainable and eco-friendly technologies into its fleet.
The Electric Gypsy, an electric variant of the iconic Gypsy vehicle widely used by the Indian Army, offers several advantages over its conventional counterpart. With zero tailpipe emissions, it significantly reduces the carbon footprint, making it environmentally friendly and contributing to the nation’s efforts in combating climate change.
Tadpole Projects, an Indian startup, is offering EV kits with power outputs ranging from 1 kW to an impressive 37 kW (equivalent to 49.6 bhp). This diverse range of options allows customers to choose the level of performance that suits their requirements.
For the 48V EV architecture, customers can choose between a 1440 Wh module and a 1536 Wh module, providing flexibility in terms of power and range. Additionally, Tadpole offers a 60V architecture option equipped with 1920 Wh modules, as well as a 72V architecture option featuring 8640 Wh modules. All battery modules are designed with an IP65/67 rating, ensuring resistance against water and dust intrusion. They also incorporate protection mechanisms against short circuits, overcharges, and under-discharges. Furthermore, customers have the option to include a smart Battery Management System (BMS) for enhanced monitoring and control.
The Electric Gypsy’s advanced features include a modern dashboard with digital instrument clusters, providing the driver with real-time information and enhanced situational awareness. Its robust build and rugged design make it capable of withstanding demanding off-road conditions, enabling seamless movement across diverse landscapes.
With its electric powertrain, the Electric Gypsy offers the advantage of reduced maintenance costs compared to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. This cost-effectiveness aligns with the Army’s focus on optimizing resources and streamlining operational expenses.