Tata has been on a roll this year. From the Nexon AMT, the limited edition Nexon, the 2018 Tigor, the JTP cousins and now the reveal for the Tata Harrier. In all this, we have forgotten that Tata also has the Tiago EV in the works. The car was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018. It was one of the main attractions at the Tata pavilion. It was supposed to be launched in the upcoming few months of it’s unveil. The last update we had about the car was that it is going to be launched in 2019. The news remains.
While the electric car scenario in the world is changing very fast, Indian manufacturers are also looking at developing electric cars. Mahindra has been a pioneer with the e2O. Now, Tata Motors is also foraying into this segment. The Tiago EV will be the first electric car by Tata Motors to enter production. Could it be the first car to sell in good number at a national level? Read more to find out
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Tata Tiago Electric Price in India
|Minimum expected||₹ 8.5 lakhs|
|Maximum expected||₹ 11 lakhs|
The Tata Tiago electric will be priced aggressively. Tata will be able to achieve this due to the low cost of the platform and they are also churning good volumes for the Tiago. The expected price of the Tiago EV Price should be between ₹ 8.5 lakhs to ₹ 11 lakhs. This will make it an exciting package to consider if you want EV. The only downsides are that this EV will not have too many options to get it recharged. The Tata Tiago EV car price will be expensive than the regular petrol and diesel as lithium batteries are expensive to procure at the moment and this shoots the initial costing. Tiago will have a lithium-ion battery.
Tata Tiago EV Launch Date
The Tata Tiago EV will be entering the Indian market by mid-2019. This will be a time when Tata will also work towards building the infrastructure for EVs. The Tiago EV will be the first electric car to be launched by Tata Motors. The company will be looking to cash in on the governments’ FAME 2.0 incentives too.
|Tata Tiago Electric||Launching in 2019|
Tata Tiago Electric Vehicle Mileage / Range
|Single charge||100 kms|
The Tata Tiago Electric is expected to have a range of upto 100km in a single charge. The car will also get a fast charge facility. This will help the car to be charged up to 40% with an hour’s time. It will make the Tiago EV a very good option to consider as most people drive around 40-60 km in a day, in cities. A single charge can last for two days that way. Though the company hasn’t officially announced the correct figure. This might not be sufficient, but it seems with time the range will also see an increment. The Tiago EV will not be sold in major numbers and in the initial phase, the technology isn’t as advanced like other markets.
Tata Tiago Electric Reasons to buy
The whole electric car scenario is changing. Last week there was news about how India is leading the charge in Asia for the electrification of transport. And this charge is being led by the E-Rickshaws in the country. More than 1.5 million E-Rickshaws have been purchased in India. This means that the government is thinking seriously about an electric infrastructure in the country. The car, a private mode of transport will be a part of this plan. The electric cars that we see today in the country are not that great. There is the Mahindra E2O which is a nice statement but not a practical solution. We have lately seen millionaires import electric cars like the Tesla Model S and Model X. We are seeing the stars of Bollywood purchase the BMW i8. There is a general awakening of the minds of the new generation of buyers in India. With cars today people think comes the responsibility of the degradation of the environment. With electric cars, we will see the new features like cloud based activity, telematics and fully autonomous driving.
Tata will offer you a choice in its range. The fun and fast Tiago JTP or the car that you will want to be seen in establish an eco-sense of pride, the Tiago Electric.
Tata Tiago Electric Car Specifications
85kW electric motor
The Tata Tiago EV is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 11 seconds, in the sports mode. This car would have a top speed of 135km/h. The powertrain will be borrowed from the Bolt EV concept car. It is likely to have an 85kW electric motor with a torque of 200Nm. As per Tata, the powertrain would offer a range of 100kms with a single charge. It will be a zippy car and good fun to drive in the city. There will not be any noise or vibrations in the car and hence it will add to a lot of comforts too. The car weighs about 1040 kilograms, about 20 kilograms lighter than the regular car.
The electric Tiago is for sure faster, silent and more fun to drive. Tata Motors will be using the same set of electric motors and battery pack on the Tigor too. Tata has won the contract for 10,000 Tigor EVs for EESL.
TMETC which is Tata Motors European Technical Centre in the UK has been developing electric vehicles. There was the Tata Bolt BEV revealed last year. Hence, many components from that vehicle could be used on the Tiago Electric. While the Bolt has been developed in an electric form, the Tiago will bring on more viability.
Tata Tiago EV Design
In terms of styling, there will no difference in the Tiago EV. The same Humanity grille will continue with pulled back headlamps. There will be not much of a difference in the bonnet. Underneath there are the electric motors instead of the engine. The side profile remains the same – no change in the design. The Tiago will continue to be offered with 14-inch tyres. The tail lamps will have the same design but reckon they could be LEDs to reduce power consumption.
The Tiago EV will not see any difference in its design, but the weight will change. The weight of the Tiago Electric will see a drop by 20 kilograms. It will anyways be faster and quieter. There will no change in the color options mostly. We reckon, the Tiago should be offered in the same set of colors – may be a new color for the electric might also come in.
Tata Tiago Electric Features
There shall no difference on the inside. The Tiago EV will come with the same set of interiors. Just that the gear knob will be replaced by a Land Rover sourced button. This will have P, R, N and D modes on it. The steering wheel will be the same and the instrument cluster will have battery charge, speed and range on display. So the instrument cluster will see some amount of changes. Then the interior space will remain the same. There will be sufficient room for 4 people inside and there will be adequate boot space too. The Tiago EV will get a touchscreen system for ease of use it seems. We aren’t certain but this is one of the possibilities on the Tiago.
- Four power windows
- Push start and stop
- Keyless entry
- Reverse sensors
- Touchscreen system
- Dual airbags
- ABs with EBD
- 100-kilometer battery range
- Quick charging option
- Top speed of 135km/hr
Tata Tiago Electric Competiton
The Tata Tiago Electric will face competition from the upcoming EV models of the Ford Figo and the Maruti Suzuki WagonR Electric. The EV models will be a great variant to consider in the manufactures specific product lineups. Manufacturers could offer in the future, a range of proper electric cars, hybrids and cars with internal combustion engines.