India, the world’s 4th largest car market is parading its way in the EV sector with a number of electric cars booming in the market. In a densely populated country like ours, affordability has always been a key factor for the success of any product. If we talk about the EV sector of our country, our very own homegrown automaker has pioneered the affordable EV lineage with the Tiago EV. Then we also have the newly showcased Citroen eC3 in the same ball game. Which of these could be the best for you? Let us find out in our Tiago EV vs Citroen eC3 article.
Tiago EV vs eC3 – Design
Both of these cars are not ground-up EVs. Meaning they are the EV iterations of their ICE counterpart which are already available on the market. The body styling of these cars is exactly the same with no changes in the styling. However, there are some cosmetic changes on the exterior to differentiate the from their ICE models.
So, for starters let’s talk about Tata. The Tiago EV gets blue highlights on the exterior, a new wheel design and an enclosed grille with ‘.ev’ badging on it. Moving to Citroen, the eC3 is as same as the regular C3 with no changes on the exterior. It only gets the EV charging port on the right front fender.
The Tiago EV is available in the market with two battery pack options. The first one is a 19.2kWh battery pack that comes with a 60bhp motor with 105Nm of torque. The claimed range of this one is 250kms. Secondly, the 24kWh battery pack comes with a 73bhp motor with 114Nm torque which offers a claimed range of 312kms. Tiago EV can do the 0-60kmph sprint in 5.7 seconds. Tata also gives a 3.3kWh AC charger and a 7.2kWh AC charger.
Moving to Citroen, it is offered in a single 29.2kWh battery pack that comes with a 56bhp and 143Nm of torque. It also supports fast charging which can charge from 10% to 80% in 57 minutes. The claimed driving range of this one is 320 km.
Tiago EV vs eC3 – Features
Tiago EV comes with a slew of features. As features have become a crucial part so we get cruise control, multi-level regen mode, leatherette upholstery, a 7.0-inch infotainment system, an 8-speaker Harman sound system and automatic climate control. Safety features include dual front airbags, reverse parking sensors, and ABS with EBD and ISOFIX.
Moving to the Citroen is also packed with all the required modern-day elements. We have the 10-inch infotainment system, digital instrument cluster, dual-tone dashboard and more. Safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and more.
The pricing of the Tiago EV starts at Rs 9.18lakh (on-road, Mumbai) for the base variant equipped with a smaller battery pack and Rs 12.71lakh (on-road, Mumbai) for the larger battery pack in the top-spec trim. If we talk about the eC3, the pricing of the eC3 starts from Rs 12.20 lakh and goes to Rs 13.17 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
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