Tata presents electric car for the Indian market
Tata Motors has unveiled the Tiago EV, an all-electric model for the Indian market with a base price of 849,000 rupees, equivalent to around 10,700 euros. The Tiago EV is offered with two battery sizes (19.2 and 24 kWh) for ranges of 250 and 315 kilometres respectively in the Modified Indian Driving Cycle (MIDC).
The front-mounted electric motor produces 45 kW in combination with the small battery, and 55 kW with the 24 kWh power storage unit. The larger battery is available at prices starting at 999,000 rupees (12,600 euros). Depending on the equipment, the list prices rise up to 1,179,000 million rupees (about 14,900 euros).
In the base version, both batteries can only be charged with 3.3 kW AC, for the large battery, a 7.2 kW AC charger is optionally available. With a DC fast charger, power for 110 kilometres is supposed to be recharged in 30 minutes – but the standard charging process from ten to 80 per cent takes 57 minutes.
Orders will open on 10 October, with deliveries scheduled to begin in January 2023. The base price quoted is for the first 10,000 orderers, with 2,000 reserved for owners of the previous Nexon EV and Tigor EV electric models.
“We believe ‘now’ is the right time to fast forward the ongoing revolution towards the future of mobility by introducing vehicles that will encourage rapid adoption of EVs,” said Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility.
The Tiago EV is not a model developed from scratch as an electric car, but an e-conversion of the Tiago small combustion car that has been available since 2016. In the future, however, there will also be Tatas on a purely electric platform: In April, the company presented the Avinya Concept study, which is based on its own Pure EV electric car platform. In the next two years, in addition to the Nexon EV, Tigor EV and now the Tiago EV, another combustion engine model with electric drive is to be launched on the market, before vehicles on pure E platforms are planned.
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Why ONLY the Indian Market ? There is a HUGE shortage of Electricity and Charging stations all over India. But …Interesting development. Abit ..I am skeptical about it being MASS produced .