Tata confirms Tiago EV to launch in India soon, tipped to be one of India’s cheapest EVs

More affordable EVs could become a reality with the introduction of the Tata Tiago EV...

Highlights
  • Tata Motors to soon launch the Tata Tiago EV in India 
  • The new Tata Tiago EV will become the entry point to Tata’s electric mobility lineup 
  • It could get the Ziptron powertrain with 75bhp power and 170Nm torque

Tata Motors will soon launch its next EV product, as the company announced on World EV Day 2022. This time around, the Indian automaker will target the more affordable EV segment and will launch the Tata Tiago EV hatchback in the country. The new Tata Tiago EV hatchback will be launched in India in the coming months and will be the entry point to Tata’s EV lineup in India, and could also one of the most affordable EVs in the country.

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Tata currently sells the Xpres-T EV, the Tata Tigor EV, the Tata Nexon EV Prime and the Tata Nexon EV MAX in India. The EV hatchback is expected to reduce the cost of entry into the lineup and could amass huge potential in the mass market EV segment. Tata launched the Xpres-T EV in India in July 2021 at Rs 9.75 lakh, which is currently their cheapest EV in India.

Tata Motors to soon launch the Tata Tiago EV in India

The Tata Tiago EV, based on the Tata Tiago ICE-powered hatchback, was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. The Indian automaker has now announced that it could soon launch the product in India. 

The Tata Tiago EV would use similar components as used in the Tata X-Press T EV and the Tata Tigor EV. The X-Press T EV uses a low-powered motor and is available for fleets only. The Tata Tigor EV, based on the Ziptron architecture, uses a higher power motor and bigger battery and is available for private buyers. 

To keep prices as low as possible, Tata Motors could deploy the 41bhp electric motor that is available on the Tata X-Press T EV. It is paired with a 16.5kWh battery pack that gets 165km of claimed range and a 21.5kWh option and is good for 213km of the claimed range.

However, Tata Motors might integrate the Tata Tiago with the Ziptron powertrain as on the Tigor EV, and the vehicle could benefit from the 75hp of power and 170Nm of torque that the motor is capable of. It could be paired to the 26kWh lithium-ion battery pack and get a range of around 306km. However, Tata splits the battery pack in two on the Tigor EV, and one part resides in the boot. Given the smaller boot on the hatch, it’s a matter of time before we get to see how Tata engineers decide to implement the battery. 

Further details will be available once we get closer to the actual launch. The pricing on the Tata Tiago EV could be very attractive and could be kept around Rs 10 to 12 lakh (ex-showroom).