The Tata Tiago.ev is India's most affordable mass-market electric car.
Tata Motors is consistently updating and expanding its all-electric range and the latest in that line is the Tiago.ev. It gets multi-level regen modes, cruise control, a sport mode and more! Prices start at Rs 8.49 lakh, going up to Rs 11.79 lakh – making it a solid all-electric option for hatchback buyers.
Do note that the prices are introductory and only valid for the first 10,000 units. Interestingly, Tata Motors has reserved 2,000 of those 10,000 units exclusively for owners of the Nexon EV and Tigor EV looking to add a second electric car to their garage.
The Tiago.ev gets the Ziptron e-powertrain, borrowed from the Tigor EV and two battery choices – a 24kWh unit which enables a 315kms range on the MIDC cycle or a smaller 19.2kWh one with an MIDC estimated range of 250kms. The Tiago.ev can be DC fast-charged at up to 15kW, enabling a 10 – 80% charge time of 57 minutes.
There are four regen modes on the Tiago.ev, multi-drive modes including a Sport mode and is also compatible with the ZConnect app for connected car features and there's also an 8-speaker Harman Kardon speaker system. Other features include automatic climate control (standard), cruise control, push-button start/stop, among others.
In terms of styling, the Tiago.ev (as expected) looks pretty similar to the standard Tiago. However, it gets a different grille, an exclusive paint option, a blue highlight on the wheel covers as well as blue elements on the exterior, and specific ‘Tiago.ev’ badges to help differentiate it from the ICE variant.
Inside, the Tiago.ev isn’t radically different, with the main differences being the rotary style gear selector and the drive mode selector. That said it does get leatherette seats and the added features do make it a more attractive package.
Thanks to the Tiago.ev’s introductory pricing, it should convince a lot of buyers looking at an ICE-powered hatchback to go electric without too much added cost. Yes, prices for the standard Tiago start at Rs 5.39 lakh, but the Tiago.ev should be nicer to drive and gets more standard equipment too.
We’ve already seen the Nexon EV and Tigor EV gain popularity in recent months and the Tiago.ev should only add to Tata Motors’ electric sales.