Originally set to launch in India back in 2017, the all-electric iteration of the Tata Tiago gets a battery pack offering close to 100km of range.
After a delay of almost two years, it seems that Tata Motors is finally going to launch their first all-electric car in India. Based on its Tiago hatchback, this all-electric car was originally supposed to launch in India back in 2017. But the lack of proper charging infrastructure in our country led to the delay in launch.
The Tata Tiago EV, as well as the Tigor EV, made their official debut in India at the 2018 auto Expo. The later of these have already started plying on Indian roads as government vehicles procured under the FAME scheme. An official commercial launch is yet to take place for the same.
The Tata Tiago electric showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo came with an 85 KW electric motor. It produces 200 Nm of peak torque which is enough to propel the car to a 100 km/h in just 11 seconds. The top speed of this EV stands at 135 km/h. And it will promise a range of approximately 100 km. That said, when the same is launched for the public, expect it to get a slightly better range figure.
The launch, however, is still not confirmed. “You might see us launching an electric vehicle in 2020. We are not committing to it at the moment,” Guenter Butschek, Managing director, Tata Motors told Moneycontrol in a statement.
It is not just Tata Motors which has been working on an all-electric car for the Indian market. country’s largest automobile manufacturer by sales, Maruti Suzuki has already announced that their first EV is going to launch in India next year. Hyundai too has confirmed its plans to launch an all-electric vehicle in our market. While Maruti Suzuki’s product is going to be a budget offering, Hyundai plans to penetrate the EV market with a top-down approach and hence its offering will be an import and in the price range of INR 22 lakh.
Mahindra and Mahindra, which has been at the forefront of all-electric vehicles in India have also announced its plans to launch an all-electric version of the KUV100 in India this year itself. This will be followed by the launch of an electric version of its XUV300 sub-compact SUV sometime next year. Honda too has announced that by 2023, India will see the launch of an all-electric vehicle from their side as well.
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