Tata Motors has officially entered the entry-level EV segment today, with the launch of the Tiago EV. Sitting below the company’s two electric offerings – the Tigor EV and the Nexon EV Prime –, the Tiago EV will be offered in two battery sizes and five variants. Prices for Tata’s most affordable EV start from Rs 8.49 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 11.29 lakh (all, ex-showroom).
Design-wise, there’s not much to differentiate the ICE-powered hatchback from its electric counterpart, apart from the closed-off grille and air dam at the front. There are blue highlights across the bodywork to set it apart from its petrol or diesel counterpart. The biggest change here comes in the form of redesigned projector headlamps with DRLs.
As mentioned earlier, the Tiago EV will be offered in two battery packs – 19.2kWh and 24kWh, with a range of 250km and 315km respectively (MIDC claimed). There’s also a fast charger on offer, which can top up (10-80 per cent) the battery in just 57 minutes. In case, you opt for a 7.2kW AC wall charger a full top-up will take 3 hours and 36 minutes.
Coming to features, the entry-level EV gets a 7-inch touchscreen system, and an 8-speaker Harman sound system, which is also seen on the ICE-powered counterpart. However, the Tiago EV also gets leatherette seats, an electric tailgate, auto headlights and wipers, automatic climate control, cruise control and more.
Comparing the power figures, the long-range EV churns out 75PS and 115Nm of torque, compared to 61PS and 110Nm offered on the standard variant. For now, the Tiago EV faces no direct competition. However, it’ll go head-to-head against the upcoming Citroen C3-based EV.