Tata Motors has launched the most affordable electric car in the Indian market. The all-new Tiago EV comes with a price tag of Rs 8.49 lakh for the base variant. This is an introductory price and only the first 10,000 customers will be able to get the benefit. The Tiago EV will join the Tata Tigor EV, Nexon EV and Nexon MAX EV. Tata is currently the market leader in the electric vehicle segment and the new Tiago EV will further help the brand to increase its market share.
The all-new Tata Tiago EV looks exactly the same as the standard Tiago. However, there are a few changes that ensure that the Tiago EV looks different compared to the standard version of the car. Tata Tiago EV gets the EV logo along with blue-coloured highlights. The new Tiago EV gets blue highlights on the grille, side profile and even the alloy wheels.
The car is available in 7 variants in total with 5 variants with a 24 kWh battery pack and 2 variants with a 19.2 kWh battery pack. The top-end XZ+ Tech LUX costs Rs 11.79 lakh. Tata says that the bookings will open on 10th October 2022 while the deliveries will begin in January 2023. Out of 10,000 units with introductory pricing, 2,000 units are reserved for the existing Tata Tigor, Tata Nexon EV and Tata Nexon EV Max owners. Tata has not revealed how much the prices will increase after the introductory prices come to an end.
Two battery packs
Tata Tiago EV comes powered by the Ziptron technology that also powers the likes of the Tata Tiago EV and Nexon EV. There are multiple battery packs on offer that delivers different ranges. There is a 24 kWh battery pack that delivers an MIDC-certified range of 315 km. It should translate into a real-world range of 260 km. There is a smaller 19.2 kWh battery pack available too. It gets an MIDC-certified range of 250 km, which should translate roughly into 200 km of range.
There are four different charging options. There is a 15 A compact travelling charger, a 3.3 kW AC charger, a fast 7.2 kW AC home charger, and a fast DC charger that can charge the batteries from 10% to 80% in just 57 minutes. The 7.2 kW AC home charger takes 3 hours 36 minutes to charge the battery from zero to full.
The car also gets two drive modes – City and Sport. There are four different regeneration levels that can increase the range. The Tata Tiago EV will offer telematics with Z-Connect. There are more than 65 features including remote AC on/off, remote geo-fencing, real-time charging status, smartwatch connectivity and more.
Tata also offers leatherette seats, automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, auto-headlamps, electrically adjustable ORVMs, cruise control and more. Tata also offers as many as 8 speakers with the top-end variant of the car. The all-new Tata Tiago EV does not get direct competition in the market.