Shailesh Chandra, MD, Tata Passenger Electric Mobility: “The Tata Tiago EV has the potential to become the default car for every member of the family. Offers super-low cost of ownership & monthly savings of ₹ 6,500 over a petrol-engine car.0-60kph in 5.7sec & plenty of features.”
The Tiago EV operates on two battery packs - one for long-distance and one for short drives. The 24kWh battery pack is trimmer than the Tigor EV’s 26kWH battery, but delivers a slightly better range at 315km, compared to the latter’s 306 km. One can select between ‘City’ and ‘Sport’ modes and the electric car (24kWh variants) can sprint from 0-60kmph in 5.7 seconds.
The Tiago EV can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in just 57 minutes with a DC fast charger. This applies to both battery packs. With an AC 7.2kW fast charger, the 24kWh battery can be fully charged in 3 hours and 36 minutes, while the smaller battery takes 2.6 hours for the same. Other than that, both battery packs can also be charged using a 3.3kW AC charger and a 15A socket. The battery pack and motor get a warranty of eight years/1.6 lakh km, whichever is earlier.
With dual airbags, rear parking sensors, i-TPMS, and cornering stability control, the electric Tiago boasts of earning four stars in the global NCAP crash test. The Tiago EV acquires cruise control, connected car technology with limited remote operation, and adjustable (four-level) regenerative braking from its ICE-powered version. Its Z-Connect tech gets remote geo-fencing, smartwatch connectivity, diagnostic reports, and on-phone/watch range and battery details.
Tata's Tiago EV launched as the entry-level electric car offering will be available at an introductory price from ₹ 8.49 lakh to ₹ 11.79 lakh (ex-showroom) for the first 10,000 customers. Bookings for the Tiago EV will be open from October 10 2022, and the deliveries will commence from January 2023. There are no direct rivals for the Tiago EV. However, it will serve as a more affordable alternative for the upcoming Citroen C3 electric car.