Tata Motors will officially unpack the Tiago EV, India’s first electric hatchback, on September 28. The Tiago will be Tata’s third model to get an EV version alongside the standard ICE variants.
Tata Motors will launch India’s most affordable electric vehicle on September 28. The Tiago EV, which will represent Tata’s popular hatchback, will become the manufacturer’s third electric vehicle. Automotive manufacturers currently dominate the EV segment in India by far. The electric hatchback will be the first model in India after the market has seen SUVs and sedans get green energy. The automaker has revealed some features of the upcoming Tiago EV ahead of its official introduction next week.
Tata Motors has confirmed that the Tiago EV will come with fast charging capabilities. The Tiago EV will likely be equipped with the same 26kWh lithium-ion battery pack used for the Tigor EV. In the Tigor EV, the battery takes about an hour to recharge to 80% using a DC fast charger. Expect the Tiago EV to provide a range of nearly 300 km on a single charge with this battery pack.
Tata can also use the 21.5 kWh and 16.5 kWh high-energy-density battery pack options used in its commercial Tata XPres-T EV. Power output in the case of the XPres-T is 41 hp and 105 Nm of torque.
Tata Motors has also confirmed that the Tiago EV will come with connected car technology. The electric hatchback will be equipped with the automaker’s ZConnect technology already used in other electric vehicles. It also supports smart watch connectivity. Tata has also revealed that the Tiago EV will come with premium leatherette seats, which are likely to be used for the upper trim.
Earlier, Tata Motors revealed that the Tiago EV will come with features like cruise mode and single-pedal drive technology. The latter feature will allow the driver to opt for powerful regenerative braking, which saves power on the hatchback’s battery pack on the go. It is also expected to have multi-mode regen functionality.
Tiago The EV will become India’s only hatchback model to have an EV version alongside the existing ICE and CNG versions. Earlier, Tata Motors launched the CNG version of the Tiago in January of this year. The Tiger is the first model in the country to have all three versions including an EV variant. It will join Tata’s fleet of EVs, including the Nexon EV, Nexon EV Max and Nexon EV Prime.
Date of first publication: September 23, 2022, 11:51 AM IST