Mrunal Manmay Dash

Indian automobile manufacturer, Tata Motors announced the launch of the newest member of its EV family – The Tiago.ev on Wednesday.

Tiago.ev is based on the Ziptron technology – Tata Motors’ in-house developed architecture designed for unique Indian driving and weather conditions. The Ziptron EV architecture is driven and proven over 500 million kms across diverse and challenging Indian terrains making it apt for an exhilarating EV experience.

It is offered in multiple combinations of IP67 rated battery packs (water and dust resistant) and charging options including a 24kWh battery pack, delivering a Modified Indian Driving Cycle (MIDC) range of 315km and a 19.2kWh battery pack for short and frequent trips, delivering an estimated MIDC range of 250km. The battery and motor also come with 8 years or 160,000 kms warranty.

Moreover, offering easy charging options, the Tiago.ev comes with 4 different charging solutions:

-A 15A plug point for– anywhere anytime- charging

-A standard 3.3kW AC charger

-A 7.2kW AC home fast charger which can add 35kms range with 30min of charging. It also aids full charging of the vehicle (from 10% – 100%) in 3 hr 36 mins

-DC fast charging which can add 110kms of range with 30mins of charging and can charge 10%- 80% in 57 mins.

Introducing Tiago.ev, Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd., and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd. said, “Having pioneered the EV market in India, we have successfully led its growth and penetration over the last couple of years. With the launch of the Tiago.ev, India’s first electric hatchback, the nation can take a giant leap forward in the quest for safe, clean and green mobility.”

“It is an ideal fun hatch which offers premium, safety and technology features, eco-friendly footprint, spirited performance, all made even more desirable with the added advantage of a low cost of ownership. It will be the first in its segment to offer best-in-class connected features as standard across all trims that are usually offered in more premium cars. It comes with two options of battery packs and four different charging solutions, enabling customers to choose the combination that best serves their mobility needs,” claimed Chandra.

Speaking about the expansion of EV business, Chandra further said, “With an aim to make our EVs more accessible, with this launch, we are entering 80 new cities, expanding our network to more than 165 cities. We remain focused to play our role in fulfilling India’s commitment towards reducing carbon footprint from auto emissions and will offer more choice to customers with a portfolio of 10 EVs by 2026.”

With special introductory prices starting INR 8.49 Lakh (All India – Ex-showroom), for the first 10,000 customers (of which 2000 will be reserved for the current owners of Nexon EV and Tigor EV), bookings for the Tiago.ev will start on October 10, 2022. Customers can reserve their car by paying a booking amount of INR 21, 000, at any authorised Tata Motors dealership or on the website. Deliveries are scheduled to commence from January 2023.