Likely to be based on the existing platform, the Tata Tiago Electric could source its battery and other components from Bolt BEV prototype.
Tata Motors, the homegrown passenger vehicle maker is planning to enter into the electric vehicle space. The company has already working on a range of new technologies, which will power the next Tata electric cars. It was speculated that the Nano electric will be the first electric car from Tata, that didn’t happen. Interestingly, Tata is working on the Tigao electric, which will be unveiled at the LCV 2017 (Low Carbon Vehicle Event) stating from September 6 at Bedford, UK. The Tata Tiago Electric could be the first Tata car to get electric powertrain.
It has been a while since Tata Motors is working on battery electric vehicles with UK-based Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC). The Tata Tiago Electric could share several of its components from the Bolt BEV prototype, which was unveiled last year. The Bolt electric could also enter production phase, but the Tiago’s platform will allow the homegrown automaker to achieve aggressive pricing. Read More – Upcoming Tata Cars In India
The Tiago is based on the relatively low-cost platform (modified X0 platform) that also underpins the Tigor Styleback. This affordable platform is likely to help the company to offset some of the costs of the battery and related components. The Government of India’s latest push towards electric vehicles is also likely to give a confidence to Tata Motors to introduce Electric cars sooner than their proposed introduction in 2020.
Scheduled to make global debut in September at 2017 LCV event, the Tiago EV is likely to go on sale in international markets in 2018. Tata Motors is expected to take another year before bringing this electric vehicle for Indian market. A possible debut at the Delhi Auto Expo 2018 can’t be ignored.
It is expected that the new Tiago electric will be priced quite competitively in the market. We believe that the electric EV could be priced around Rs 8 lakh – Rs 10 lakh.
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Tata Motors is yet to reveal the exact technical details of the Tiago EV. It is likely to share e-Drive powertrain from the Tata Bolt EV concept. The concept was equipped with an 80kW electric motor that produces 240Nm of torque. It is equipped with a single speed gearbox at a 9.59:1 ratio. Tata Motors claim that the powertrain offers a range of more than 100km in a single charge. The battery powered model can accelerate to 0-97kmph in less than 10 seconds and achieve a top speed of 135kmph.
As a reminder, Tata Motors has already started testing the Nano electric on Indian roads. The homegrown automaker could use its smallest car for fleet market and could be introduced in partnership with OLA. Recent media reports reveal that the Nano electric will be based on the Moflex platform.
Interestingly, the new Tata Tiago electric could be sold under TAMO brand, and could use the company’s new Moflex platform. Adding to it, the company is also testing an electric bus in India, which will soon introduced in the market. In a move to further expand the electric & hybrid base in India, the government is planning to completely move to eco-friendly cars by 2030. Adding to it, the GOI have also reduces taxes on such cars.
Likely to share its electric motor from Tata Bolt BEV concept, the Tiago electric is likely to have a range of over 100km and a top speed of around 130-135kmph.