Tata Motors, the homegrown automaker, recently launched the Tata Tiago EV as one of the most affordable electric cars in India and also the cheapest electric car with over 300 km battery range. The Tata Tiago.ev was launched in India at an introductory price of Rs 8.49 lakh (ex-showroom) for the first 10,000 customers, of which 2,000 are reserved for existing Tata customers. The launch of Tata Tiago EV has made Tata Motors the most versatile car manufacturer in the country. Tata Motors is now the only automaker to offer an electric vehicle in all three body styles, including the SUV, sedan and hatchback segments.
Talking about the EV portfolio of Tata Motors, the company is now the largest manufacturer of electric cars in India, and also has the most diversified portfolio. Tata Motors announced a new vertical for electric cars called Tata Electric Passenger Vehicles Ltd and the ploy has worked well for the brand. Tata now has a hatchback in the form of the recently launched Tata Tiago EV, a sedan in the form of the Tata Tigor EV and an SUV in the form of the Tata Nexon EV.
The Tata Nexon EV happens to be the best-selling electric car in India, leaving competition behind by a wide margin. Tata offers the Nexon EV in two configurations, Tata Nexon EV Prime and Tata Nexon EV Max, both targeting a different set of buyers with battery range, features and pricing.
Tata powertrain options
Not just electric cars, Tata Motors is the only car manufacturer in India that offers cars that come with multiple powertrain options. Tata Motors offers its cars that can run on fuels including CNG, petrol and diesel. On the other hand, Tata Electric offers cars that have electric powertrain. This makes Tata the only car manufacturer in India and in the world to achieve this feat.
Tata Tiago EV: Specifications
As for the Tata Tiago EV itself, the electric hatchback gets two battery options that power the electric car. It gets a 24 kWh battery pack with an MIDC range of 315 km. There is also a smaller battery pack with 19.2 kWh that gives a range of 250 km. In addition, the hatchback gets four charging options. It can be charged using a 15 A socket at home, a 3.3 kW AC charger, 7.2 kW AC home charger and DC fast charger as well.
The hatchback has an output of 55kW and a peak torque of 114 Nm. This results in an acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds. There are also driving modes and Regen modes for increased battery range.