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Tiago EV, Tigor EV, Nexon EV & more: Tata Motors' electric vehicle portfolio to have 10 models by 2026

Tata Motors has already achieved impressive cumulative volumes of 17,150 units from the Tigor EV and Nexon EV in the April-August period of FY 2022-23.

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Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility MD Shailesh Chandra with the new Tiago EV.

In Short

  • Tata Motors had a share of 87 per cent in the passenger EV market in FY 2021-22.
  • The new Tiago EV is priced between Rs 8.49 lakh and Rs 11.79 lakh (ex-showroom).
  • It has options for two battery packs -- 19.2kWh and 24kWh.

By Varun Singh: With the launch of the Tiago EV, Tata Motors now has three models in its electric vehicle (EV) portfolio, the other two being the Tigor EV and the immensely popular Nexon EV. However, the automaker has no plans of halting its EV journey any time soon.

In April, it showcased the concept version of the Curvv EV and the Avinya EV. These models will be launched by 2025. By 2026, Tata Motors will have as many as 10 electric models in its arsenal.

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"Having pioneered the EV market in India, we have successfully led its growth and penetration over the last couple of years. We believe 'now' is the right time to fast forward the ongoing revolution towards the future of mobility by introducing vehicles that will encourage the rapid adoption of EVs. 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," said Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility.

Tata Motors has already achieved impressive cumulative volumes of 17,150 units from the Tigor EV and Nexon EV in the April-August period of FY 2022-23. In the passenger EV market, the company had a share of 87 per cent in FY 2021-22.

With the Tiago EV, the company has not only widened its portfolio but also introduced a model that targets customers looking at a more affordable EV option. The Tiago EV is priced between Rs 8.49 lakh and Rs 11.79 lakh (ex-showroom). The prices are introductory and applicable on the maiden 10,000 units that the company will sell. Of these 10,000 units, as many as 2,000 units are reserved for the present owners of the Tigor EV and Nexon EV.

"It (Tiago EV) 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," Chandra said.

"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. With its thrilling, yet easy-to-drive experience amidst a luxurious ambience, the Tiago EV is likely to become the favourite car of every family member," he added.

So far as battery packs are concerned, the customers can either go for a 19.2kWh unit or a 24kWh unit. The battery can be charged through a 15A plug point, a standard 3.3kW AC charger, a 7.2kW AC home fast charger or a DC fast charger.

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The Modified Indian Driving Cycle (MIDC) range for the Tiago EV with a 24kWh battery is 315km (certified), while it is 250km (estimated) for the Tiago EV with a 19.2kWh battery.

"Furthermore, 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 are confident that this move will help more and more customers embrace EVs as their preferred mode for personal mobility. We remain focused to play our role in fulfilling India's commitment towards reducing the carbon footprint from auto emissions and will offer more choice to customers with a portfolio of 10 EVs by 2026," Chandra said.

The Indian government is rapidly pushing for the adoption of EVs by offering various subsidies on such models. It has set an EV penetration target of 30 per cent for passenger vehicles, 70 per cent for commercial vehicles, and 80 per cent for two-wheelers and three-wheelers, by 2030.

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