After the very successful Nexon EV and Tigor EV, Tata Motors has added the Tiago.ev to its portfolio at an introductory price starting at INR 8.49 lacs (all India ex-showroom). That makes it the first electric hatch, and the first ever electric passenger car in India in the sub-INR 10.0 lac range. From a consumer’s point of view, adoption of electric vehicle has been slow due to lack of adequate charging infrastructure and affordability. With the Tiago.ev launch, one can now consider an EV within an affordable price range. It would be interesting to see the market open up, with other manufacturers soon jumping in to the fray.
The introductory price would be for the first 10,000 customers, of which 2000 will be reserved for the current owners of Nexon EV and Tigor EV. Bookings for the Tiago.ev will start on October 10, 2022. Customers can reserve their car by paying a booking amount of INR 21, 000, at any authorised Tata Motors dealership or on the website. Deliveries will commence from January 2023.
Tiago.ev is based on the Ziptron technology – its in-house globally competitive architecture, designed for unique Indian driving and weather conditions. Performance, technology, reliability, charging and comfort are its hallmark, and the Ziptron EV architecture is already driven and proven over 500 million kms.
Offered in multiple combinations of IP67 rated battery packs (water and dust resistant) and charging options including a 24kWh battery pack, delivering a Modified Indian Driving Cycle (MIDC) range of 315km for longer daily driving needs, and a 19.2kWh battery pack for short and frequent trips, delivering an estimated MIDC range of 250km. The battery and motor also come with 8 years or 160,000 kms warranty.
Tiago.ev comes with 4 different charging solutions:
- A 15A plug point for hassle free – anywhere anytime- charging
- A standard 3.3kW AC charger
- A 7.2kW AC home fast charger which can add 35kms range with just 30min of charging. It also aids full charging of the vehicle (from 10% – 100%) in 3 hr 36 mins
- DC fast charging which can add 110kms of range with just 30mins of charging and can charge 10%- 80% in just 57 mins
Tiago.ev boasts of multiple connected features, and the first in its category to offer telematics as standard feature on all trims. The ZConnect app will offer 45 connected car features which include Remote AC on/off with temperature setting, remote geo fencing & car location tracking, smart watch connectivity, remote vehicle health diagnostics, real-time charge status, dynamic charger locator, driving style analytics, amongst others. In addition, there is an 8-speaker Harman Infotainment System with Android Auto and Apple Car Play connectivity.
|Battery Pack||Charging Option||Variant||Introductory Price (INR)|
|19.2 kWh||3.3 kW AC||XE||8.49 Lac|
|19.2 kWh||3.3 kW AC||XT||9.09 Lac|
|24 kWh||3.3 kW AC||XT||9.99 Lac|
|24 kWh||3.3 kW AC||XZ+||10.79 Lac|
|24 kWh||3.3 kW AC||XZ+ Tech LUX||11.29 Lac|
|24 kWh||7.2 kW AC||XZ+||11.29 Lac|
|24 kWh||7.2 kW AC||XZ+ Tech LUX||11.79 Lac|
With premium features usually expected out of higher segment cars, the Tiago.ev’s plush look and feel is enhanced by leatherette seats, contrast roof, fully automatic climate control as standard, projector headlamps and cruise control. It also comes with rain-sensing wipers, auto head lamps, electric ORVMs with auto fold, push button start/stop along with a puncture repair kit to be used during emergencies.
Based on the GNCAP 4 star rated Tiago, the Tiago.ev will be the safest electric hatch on the road. In addition, it has hill start and descent assist for ease of driving on inclines, DRLs and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (iTPMS). It delivers a peak output of 55kw and an instant full torque delivery of 114Nm, which translates to an engaging drive experience. The Tiago.ev accelerates from 0 to 60 Kmph in 5.7 seconds, offering a confident, inspiring and planted drive. Available in five colour options – Teal Blue, Daytona Grey, Pristine White, Midnight Plum and Tropical Mist, the car comes with two driving modes – City and Sport, along with four levels of regen settings in each drive mode. This provides micro customization to suit driving styles.
Tata Motors has been leading the e-mobility wave in India with a commanding market share of 89% in (YTD FY’23), with over 45,000 Tata EVs sold till date.