Tata Tiago EV launching on September 28th, could be India’s most affordable electric car

The Tata Tiago EV is said to share the same platform as the Tigor EV that was launched last year.

Highlights
  • Tata Tiago EV coming on September 28th.
  • Tiago EV will be one of the cheapest EVs in India.
  • Tata Tiago EV may share the same platform as Tigor EV.

Tata was one of the first car makers in India to bring a mass-market electric vehicle (EV). With the success of the Tigor EV and Nexon EV, the company is gearing up to launch its third commercially available mass-market EV in India, the Tata Tiago EV. The Tata Tiago EV launch date in India has been revealed. The car arrives on September 28th. The Tata Tiago EV is expected to be one of the most affordable electric cars in India and will likely sit below the Tata Tigor EV in the company’s lineup.

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Tata Tiago EV specifications and price in India (expected)

Tata has not announced the Tata Tiago EV specifications yet. The upcoming electric hatchback, however, is said to share the same platform and powertrain as the Tigor EV that was launched in India last year. Currently, Tata sells two powertrain options for the Tigor EV – one for private buyers and the XPres-T variant for fleet operators.

The upcoming Tata Tiago EV is said to share either of the two powertrains with the Tigor EV. The lower power XPres-T powertrain from the fleet variant of the Tigor EV makes 41bhp of horsepower and 105Nm of torque with its 21.5kWh battery unit, offering a claimed range of 213 km. This battery can be charged via a 15kW DC fast charger in just 1 hour and 50 minutes.

The more powerful powertrain that the upcoming Tiago EV could share with Tigor EV produces 75bhp horsepower and 170Nm torque with a 26kWh battery that offers a claimed range of 306km. This can be charged with a more powerful 25kW DC fast charger in just 1 hour and 5 minutes.

In terms of design and appearance, the Tiago EV is said to look similar to the internal combustion engine models of the hatchback. The EV, however, could get minor cosmetic tweaks that will give the car an EV-like feel, like the blue highlights and accents we have seen on the Tigor EV and Nexon EV from Tata.

Further, it is not known if the Tigor EV’s split battery pack will be a part of the Tata Tiago EV, but since one part of that split battery pack is placed in the Tigor’s boot, it will be interesting to see how Tata implements the same in a hatchback if it decides to put the feature on the upcoming hatchback EV.

Tata Tiago EV is expected to come with an affordable price tag in India, possibly between Rs 5 to 7 lakh (ex-showroom). We should know more about its pricing and features on the day of the launch.