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Tata launches 10,000 USD electric car for India


Indian automaker Tata Motors on Wednesday announced an electric vehicle that will sell for the equivalent of $10,000 in its home market.

Scheduled to begin deliveries in January 2023, the Tata Tiago.ev is an electric version of the automaker’s Tiago hatchback that will start at 849,000 rupees, or $10,370 at exchange rates. For now, though Tata said in a press release that this is an introductory price that will only apply to the first 10,000 customers. Of that total, 2,000 construction slots are reserved for current owners of the Tata Nexon EV and Tigor EV.

Tata Tiago.ev

Tata Tiago.ev

Still, the Tiago EV remains remarkable even in a market dominated by low-priced cars. India is the world’s fourth-largest auto market, but most cars sold there are priced under $15,000. Reuters note, adding that the Tiago.ev is much cheaper than India’s next cheapest EV – the Tata Tigor EV (also based on an existing internal combustion model), which starts at around $14,940.

However, the low price does not affect performance much. The so-called mid-range base version packs a liquid-cooled 19.2 kwh battery pack and a single electric motor that produces 60 hp and 81 lb-ft of torque, allowing 0-37 mph in 6.2 seconds, according to Tata. A long-range version comes in with a 24 kWh package and boosts output to 73 hp and 84 lb-ft, allowing for a 0-37 mph sprint in 5.7 seconds.

Tata estimates a range of 155 miles (250 km) for the smaller package and 196 miles (315 km) for the larger package, both based on India’s highly optimistic ARAI test cycle. DC fast charging is available, but at up to 50 kW, it takes 57 minutes to charge from 10% to 80%. Tiago.ev seems to borrow an electrical architecture, called Ziptron, from Nexon EV Tata introduced in 2019.

Tata Tiago.ev

Tata Tiago.ev

The automaker’s interest in zero-emission vehicles isn’t just about battery-powered cars. Tata also made Tata Magic Iris Ziva, there’s still a possibility that smallest hydrogen fuel cell car in production. It was also planned to do air-powered carwith a potential launch for Hawaii that never happened.

Tata owns Jaguar Land Rover and it may have access to some of the powerful technology that has gone into development of the Jaguar I-Pace and other EVs in the future.

Another important market for super-cheap electric vehicles is China. Geely also has affordable EVs in its sights for that market with its Geometry brand, and some Chinese EVs have started as low as 32,800 yuan, or $4,525, according to Geely. Reuters.



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