On September 28, Tata Motors will formally introduce the Tiago EV, its third electric vehicle, in India. The Tiago hatchback, which now offers ICE and CNG versions, will join the Tigor EV as India's second vehicle to also be available in an electric form. It is also the first high-end hatchback to be available in EV form. With the Tiago EV, Tata Motors hopes to further solidify its position as India's top EV producer. In addition to the Nexon EV, Tigor EV, Nexon EV Max, and Nexon EV Prime, it will join Tata's fleet of electric vehicles.
Before the Tiago EV's official launch, Tata Motors has already made a number of informational disclosures. It will probably continue to look similar to its ICE or CNG equivalents in terms of appearance. The front will have a closed grille with EV badging on it, along with blue highlights to emphasise its EV credentials, as the only significant alterations. The inside will also have blue highlights, probably in a Tigor EV-style. The Tiago EV will also have quality leatherette seats, according to a statement from Tata, which is expected to be found in the higher trims.
Fast charging will be available for the Tata Tiago EV. The 26kWh lithium-ion battery pack utilised for the Tigor EV is probably included in it. Using a DC fast charger, it takes around one hour to recharge an item to 80% capacity. With this battery pack, the Tiago EV should have a single-charge range of close to 300 kilometres.
The Tiago EV will also be equipped with technologies like cruise mode and one-pedal drive technology, which will let drivers choose to use hard regenerative braking to keep the battery pack's charge while moving. Additionally, multi-mode regen functionality is anticipated.
The inclusion of linked vehicle technology in the Tiago EV has also been verified by Tata Motors. The carmaker's ZConnect technology, which is currently present in other EVs, will be included in the electric hatchback. Additionally, smartwatch connectivity is supported.
The cost of the ICE and CNG versions of the Tata Tiago ranges from 5.40 lakh to 7.82 lakh (ex-showroom). The Tiago EV will undoubtedly cost more than the CNG models. Tata would probably keep the costs below the 10 lakh threshold, though.