Electric vehicles are gaining some momentum in our market. In fact, indigenous carmakers like Tata Motors and Mahindra are taking big steps to help benefit the technology-intensive industry. While the Tata Nexon was the country’s first high-voltage EV, the company is now all set to launch its first electric hatchback – the Tata Tiago EV. As the name suggests, it will be based on the traditional Tiago but will have an electric motor under the hood and a battery pack under the floor. The Ziptron powertrain of the Tiago will surely make it the most practical electric hatchback ever in the country.
Tata Tiago EV – Design
In terms of exterior design, the Tiago EV will look similar to the ICE model except for a few changes. The chrome accents seen on the hatchback will be replaced with teal blue inserts, as is the case with the Nexon EV and Tigor EV. In addition, a closed grille with ‘EV’ badging will be seen on the Tata Tiago EV. The design will remain unchanged for a large part.
Tata Tiago EV – Cabin
The interiors of the cabin will get teal blue accents instead of piano black and chrome-finished trim pieces. Plus, a tri-arrow pattern for the upholstery can be finished in blue to lend EV appeal to the inside as well.
Tata Tiago EV – Features
The Tata Tiago EV electric hatchback is expected to come with a touchscreen infotainment unit, which will be paired with a Harman-sourced sound system. Apart from this, it will get keyless entry, power windows, automatic climate control, powered ORVMs, an all-digital instrument cluster and many passive safety features.
Tata Tiago EV – Specification
The Tiago EV is likely to get the same powertrain as its sedan sibling – the Tigor EV. The Tiago EV can be seen with a 55 kW motor along with a 26 kWh battery pack. This setup will offer a (claimed) range of around 300 km on a full charge.
Tata Tiago EV – Price
In all likelihood, the prices of the Tata Tiago EV will start from around Rs 9 lakh, ex-showroom. The top-spec trim is expected to be priced around Rs 12-13 lakh. The interesting thing is that there will be no competition in our market to face it.