Genovation Cars, a Maryland designer and builder of environmental friendly automobiles, has chosen and signed a contract with Tata Technologies to design and develop its G2 model.

Tata will incorporate Genovation’s research and development that went into its G1 model, an electric conversion of a Ford Focus, to develop the G2 model. The G1 model required installation of an electric motor, battery string, battery management system, safety system, HVAC, controller and instrumentation for its conversion.

During the first phase of development over a five-month period, Tata will develop two design iterations for Genovation to include two-door and four-door versions; two quarter-scale models; detailed time-line; and bill of material, aerodynamic analysis, and crash analyses.

Tata, that serves as the main contractor for the project will sub-contract with Metalsa for the structural design and manufacturing analysis, and with Dana Thermal Products for the cars’ thermal operation which includes electric systems cooling and cabin climate control.

Andrew Saul, CEO of Genovation, said: “We are very pleased to be taking what progress we’ve made in developing an efficient and reliable electric car to the next level by having a company such as Tata involved.

”We feel they are the company to help us meet our objective of providing customers with safe, sustainable automobiles that do not compromise driving independence. And at the same time, help us become one of the premier providers of green automobiles in the US.”