Tata will unveil the electric version of Tiago at the LCV 2017 in UK in September; could get improved e-Drive powertrain from Bolt EV
Tata Motors is all set to unveil an all-electric version of its Tiago hatchback at the LCV 2017 (Low Carbon Vehicle event) in September in Bedford, UK. The electric hatchback has been developed by the homegrown auto manufacturer’s European Technical Centre based in Coventry in UK. This is not the first time Tata will display a product demonstrating its EV ambition, as it displayed the Bolt EV concept at the last edition of LCV.
Considering the Indian government’s ambitious plan to introduce all-electric mobility across the country by 2032, Tata Motors, Mahindra like homegrown auto manufacturers are investing heavily on h development of electric vehicles. As the Tiago has earned pretty good response within short span after its launch, the Tiago EV could be an important model in India from the brand.
The details about the Tata Tiago EV are yet to be disclosed. But, expect this electric hatchback to be powered by an improved version of the e-Drive powertrain that was powering the Tata Bolt EV concept. The Bolt EV was powered by a 80 kW electric motor capable of generating 240 Nm of peak torque. Also, this car was capable of accelerating 0-100 kmph in less than 10 seconds and the top speed for the EV was 135 kmph.
Expect the Tata Tiago EV to come with similar specifications. In terms of design, the Tiago EV will bear the identical silhouette as the standard model available in domestic market. Inside the cabin too, expect the Tiago EV to be same as the regular hatchback.
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Currently, Mahindra is the only player in the Indian EV market with its cars like the e2o Plus and e-Verito. Tesla is aiming to launch its Model 3 soon. Nissan too has declared it will bring the Leaf EV here. If Tata Motors launches its Tiago EV here with competitive pricing, the company has a good chance to grab good share in the electric vehicle market of the country.