- The Tiago EV is Tata’s first all-electric sedan.
- It is available in four main versions: XE, XT, XZ+, and XZ+ Tech Lux.
- Exterior changes include a closed grille, blue accents, and “EV” badging.
- Its cabin features blue accents and new faux-leather seats with the “Arrow” motif.
- Tiago EV will be priced from Rs 8.49 lakh to Rs 11.79 lakh at the showroom.
In a bid to make electric vehicles popular, Tata Motors, India’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer, on Wednesday introduced the Tiago EV with an unbelievable price tag of less than Rs 10 lakh. The full range of Tiago EVs will be priced from Rs 8.49 lakh to Rs 11.79 lakh at the showroom. Pre-orders will start on October 10 and delivery will begin on January 2023.
Available in two different powertrains 24 kWh and 19 kWh Ziptron batteries, the Tiago EV offers a range of 315 km and 250 km respectively per charge. Tata Motors claims the Tiago EV could save a potential buyer around Rs 60,000-70,000 in operating costs, assuming the buyer drives 1,000 km per month with a comparable petrol car.
Shailesh Chandra, MD, Tata Passenger Electric Mobility said that the Tiago EV will help the company bring electrification to more people and make it a mainstream product.
“We believe EV powertrains can account for a third of our total Tiago sales. In addition to expanding our portfolio, we are also opening many new markets and coverage will now cover over 160 locations, which will attract many additional buyers,” said Chandra.
So, without any further ado, let’s have a closer look at India’s most affordable electric car.
The exterior design of Tiago EV
The design of the Tiago EV is similar to that of the ICE sedan, however, to distinguish it as an electric vehicle, it has electric blue accents around the bodywork and headlights. In addition, three-arrow Y-shaped elements have been incorporated into the dam as well as the grille has been closed, while the 14-inch hyper style wheel design is also unique to the Tiago EV. The car will be available in five colours – Teal Blue, Daytona Grey, Pristine White, Midnight Plum, and Tropical Mist.
Interior of Tiago EV
The cabin is almost identical to the ICE Tiago. However, Tata has given the Tiago EV blue accents inside – just like the Tigor EV – along with a leatherette-wrapped steering wheel and seats to set it apart from the petrol version.
The gear lever has also been replaced with a drive mode selector dial and there is a Sport mode. Interestingly, the Tiago EV lacks a spare wheel but does receive a puncture repair kit. This is due to the fact that the battery takes up space in the trunk of 240 liters.
In terms of equipment, the Tiago EV has 45 connected features on the vehicle via the ZConnect app, support for starting and downhill, TPMS, automatic climate control, windshield wipers, rain sensor, automatic headlights motion, start/stop button, and cruise control. It also has multi-mode reproduction – first introduced with the Nexon EV Max – in four levels.
Tata Tiago EV: Powertrain and load
The Tiago EV comes in two lithium-ion battery options – 19.2 kWh and 24 kWh – with an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance on the battery and motor, and both come with an 8-year/1,60,000 km warranty. The 19.2 kWh battery has a claimed MIDC range of 250 km, while the larger battery has a claimed MIDC range of 315 km, 9 km more than the Tigor EV’s ARAI certified range with the large battery.
It’s powered by Tata’s Ziptron high-voltage architecture, using a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor producing 74hp and 114Nm with a larger 24kWh battery, while the smaller 19.2kWh variants make output 61 hp and 110 Nm. According to Tata, variants with a larger battery can accelerate from 0-60 km/h in 5.7 seconds, while those with a smaller battery can do so in 6.2 seconds. The Tiago EV also benefits from four-speed regenerative braking and two driving modes: Cities and Sports.
Tata Tiago EV charging:
It has four charging options:
15 A plug-in charger (up to 8.7 hours), 3.3 kW AC charger (up to 6.4 hours), 7.2 kW AC charger (up to 3.36 hours), and DC fast charger with 10-80% charge in 57 minutes. Tata supplies its battery and motor with an 8 year/1,6 lakh km warranty, whichever comes first.
Pricing and competition:
Tiago EV is priced from Rs 8.49 lakh to Rs 11.79 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi showroom). While it doesn’t have a direct competitor, for now, it would be a decent replacement for the upcoming Citroën C3 EV.