Tata Motors has finally launched the Tata Tiago EV at Rs 8.49 lakh, weeks after announcing its plans for the car on World EV Day. The Tiago EV becomes India’s most affordable electric vehicle, a title formerly held by its elder sibling, the Tigor EV. The hatchback is Tata’s third electric offering in the Indian market. It has been made available in three variants. Bookings will begin on October 10, with deliveries expected to roll out by January 2023.
Tata Tiago EV: Design, Powertrain, and Pricing
The Tata Tiago EV retains the design of its ICE counterpart, apart from a few minor tweaks. Firstly, the EV gets a closed-off grille, which is standard for most electric offerings. It also gets blue highlights across the body and headlamps, a unique detail that Tata reserves for its electric vehicles. The shut-off grille also receives the signature tri-arrow design on both ends. Along the sides, the alloy wheel design has also been refreshed for the EV. The Tata Tiago EV is available in five exterior colour options: Teal Blue, Daytona Grey, Pristine White, Midnight Plum, and Tropical Mist.
The blue highlights along the exterior find their way inside the Tata Tiago EV as well. While the interior look has been retained from the ICE variant, the Tiago EV receives leatherette seating to give it a more premium feel. In terms of features, the EV receives fully automatic climate control (standard among all variants), projector headlamps, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, auto headlamps, electric OVRMs with auto fold, push button start/stop, and an emergency puncture repair kit.
As reported earlier, the Tata Tiago EV will come with connected car tech. Tiago EV will be the first in its category to offer telematics as a standard feature on all trims. Buyers can use the ZConnect app to access 45 connected car features like Remote AC ON/OFF with temperature setting, Remote geo-fencing & car location tracking, Smartwatch connectivity, Remote vehicle health diagnostics, Real-time charge status, Dynamic charger locator, Driving Style analytics, and more. The Tiago EV is also equipped with an 8-speaker Harman infotainment system that comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Safety features include hill start and descent assist, and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
Moving on to the most anticipated feature of the EV, the electric hatchback will be made available in two battery pack options: 19.2kWh and 24kWh. The EV has been made available in 7 variants, with multiple battery pack and charging combinations. Both battery packs are rated IP67 for dust and water resistance. Tata claims a Modified Indian Driving Cycle (MIDC) range of 315 km for the 24kWh battery pack and 250km for the 19.2kWh battery.
The Tata Tiago EV features a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor which delivers a peak power output of 55kW and an instant full torque delivery of 114Nm. The electric hatchback can accelerate from 0-60kmph in 5.7 seconds. There are also two driving modes on offer – City mode and Sport mode – with further four levels of regen settings in each mode.
When it comes to charging, the Tata Tiago EV will come with multiple options, each classified by variant. The standard 3.3 kW home charger can charge the 19.2kWh battery from 10-100% in just over 5 hours, and the 24kWh battery pack in 6 hours and 20 minutes. A 7.2 kW fast charger can accomplish the same feat in 2 hours 35 minutes for the 19.3kWh battery pack and 3 hours 35 minutes for the 24kWh battery pack. A 50kW fast charger can charge either battery pack from 10-80% in 57 minutes.
Here is the detailed price list for all variants of the Tata Tiago EV.
|Battery Pack||Charging Option||Variant||Price|
|19.2 kWh||3.3 kW AC||XE||Rs 8.49 Lakh|
|19.2 kWh||3.3 kW AC||XT||Rs 9.09 Lakh|
|24 kWh||3.3 kW AC||XT||Rs 9.99 Lakh|
|24 kWh||3.3 kW AC||XZ+||Rs 10.79 Lakh|
|24 kWh||3.3 kW AC||XZ+ Tech Lux||Rs 11.29 Lakh|
|24 kWh||7.2 kW AC||XZ+||Rs 11.29 Lakh|
|24 kWh||7.2 kW AC||XZ+ Tech Lux||Rs 11.79 Lakh|
Introducing the electrifying Tiago.ev, the newest member of its growing EV range, Mr Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd., and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd. said, “Having pioneered the EV market in India, we have successfully led its growth and penetration over the last couple of years. We believe ‘now’ is the right time to fast forward the ongoing revolution towards the future of mobility by introducing vehicles that will encourage rapid adoption of EVs. With the launch of the Tiago.ev, India’s first electric hatchback, the nation can take a giant leap forward in the quest for safe, clean and green mobility. It is an ideal fun hatch which offers premium, safety and technology features, eco-friendly footprint, spirited performance, all made even more desirable with the added advantage of a low cost of ownership. It will be the first in its segment to offer best-in-class connected features as standard across all trims, that are usually offered in more premium cars. It comes with two options of battery packs and four different charging solutions, enabling customers to choose the combination that best serves their mobility needs. With its thrilling, yet easy to drive experience amidst a luxurious ambience, the Tiago.ev is likely to become the favourite car of every family member.
Furthermore, with an aim to make our EVs more accessible, with this launch, we are entering 80 new cities, expanding our network to more than 165 cities. We are confident that this move will help more and more customers embrace EVs as their preferred mode for personal mobility. We remain focused to play our role in fulfilling India’s commitment towards reducing carbon footprint from auto emissions and will offer more choice to customers with a portfolio of 10 EVs by 2026.”
Being the most affordable EV on the market, the Tiago EV does not have any direct rival. As mentioned earlier, bookings for the electric hatchback will begin on October 10, with deliveries rolling out by January 2023.