Tata Tiago EV Concept revealed at the LCV 2017 in the UK
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
Tata Motors has unveiled the Tata Tiago EV concept at the LCV2017 (Low Carbon Vehicle event) in Millbrook UK. The fully electric variant of the Tiago has been developed by the Tata Motors European Technical Centre based in the UK.
The pure electric Tata Tiago uses a 85 kW motor driven by a refrigerant cooled lithium-ion battery pack. It produces 200 Nm of torque and drives the front wheels via a single speed gearbox. According to the official release, the car will do 0-60 mph (0-96.5 km/h) in under 11 seconds in Sport mode and hit a top speed of 135 km/h. Tata is claiming a range of over 100 km is a single charge. The Tata Tiago Electric tips the scales at 1,040 kg.
Visually, the hatchback is identical to the XZ trim of the IC engined Tiago save for a ‘Tiago EV’ decal on the front door. The prototype is finished in Espresso Brown. The cabin is nearly identical to that of the standard car as well. However, in place of the gear lever, there is Jaguar-esque rotary drive selector dial.
The TMETC team has been actively pursuing the electric car campaign. This is the fourth generation of the compact electric vehicle delivered by the team in 10 years. Previous all electric compact cars include the Tata Bolt EV showcased last year and the Indica Vista EV.
The reveal of the Tata Tiago EV coincides with the Government’s reiteration of its plan to push electric cars and alternative fuel vehicles (not hybrids) and rid Indian roads of new petrol and diesel driven vehicles from 2030.
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