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Tata Punch.EV 115 73.72%
Tata Tiago.EV 10 6.41%
Citroen eC3 9 5.77%
MG Comet EV 11 7.05%
Tata Tigor.EV 1 0.64%
Other (please specify in your post) 10 6.41%
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Old 16th February 2024, 11:19   #1
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Tata Punch.EV vs Tata Tiago.EV vs Citroen eC3 vs Others

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Tata Punch.EV


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What you'll like:

• A well-rounded EV package at an affordable price tag
• Punchy 121 BHP motor is enjoyable. 300 km real-world range is adequate for most people
• Zero emissions, cheap “fuel” costs, no gears, light controls & compact size make it an ideal city car
• Enjoyable 6-speaker Harman ICE. One of the better systems in this segment
• Sorted road manners & reassuring high speed stability
• Well-designed & practical cabin with enough space for 4 adults
• 366-liter boot is accommodating
• Loads of features such as ventilated seats, auto-dimming IRVM, multi-mode regen, cruise control, Arcade.ev apps, air purifier, wireless smartphone charging, sunroof and more
• Safety kit includes 6 airbags, disc brakes all-round, ESP, electronic parking brake, auto hold, blind spot view monitor, hill descent control, SOS calling function, etc.

What you won't:

• Fit, finish & interior quality in some areas have room for improvement
• Suspension has a firm tune (R16 variants). It is compliant & liveable, but you do feel bad roads
• The usual EV challenges (charging infrastructure, brand new tech could mean niggles, range anxiety)
• No spare tyre, you will have to make do with a puncture repair kit! Good luck cruising on highways without a spare
• Cabin width makes 4 adults welcome, not 5
• Some missing goodies such as a split rear seat, rear A/C vents, spare wheel…
• Tata's after-sales service quality is a hit or miss. Remains a gamble
• It's a brand-new car, so the probability of issues & niggles is high

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Tata Tiago.EV


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What you'll like:

• A well-rounded EV package at a sub-10 lakh rupee starting price. Total value-for-money
• Zero emissions, cheap “fuel” costs, no gears, light controls & compact size make it an ideal city car
• Real-world range of ~200 km is adequate for city commutes & urban dwellers
• Peppy behaviour in "S" mode! "D" mode is rather tame though
• Selectable regenerative braking is a very welcome feature
• Sorted road manners due to the lower center of gravity & firmer suspension
• Well-designed interiors are likeable & user-friendly
• Features like the 8-speaker Harman audio system, cruise control, auto headlamps & wipers, connected car tech & more
• Solid build & construction. Tigor EV's 4-star GNCAP result is reassuring

What you won't:

• A stiff 4-lakh rupees more expensive than the Tiago Petrol AMT. You're paying for the tech & being an early adopter
• The usual EV challenges (charging infrastructure, brand new tech could mean niggles, range anxiety)
• ~200 km range means this is strictly a city car. No long highway runs
• Stiffer suspension than the regular Tiago means you feel more of the road. Bad roads are felt
• Power tapers off after 100 km/h; top speed of just 120 km/h
• No spare tyre, you will have to make do with a puncture repair kit. We suggest buying a spare
• Some misses such as "P" mode on the shifter, alloy wheels, adjustable rear headrests, etc.
• Rear headroom is tight. Also, a rare Tata car that cannot seat 5 (best for 4 adults)
• Tata's after-sales service quality is a hit or miss. Remains a gamble
• It's a brand-new technology, so there will be issues & niggles

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Citroen eC3


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What you'll like:

• Funky-looking electric hatchback. Crossover styling cues will appeal to the masses
• Real world range of ~200 km is good enough for city driving and urban commutes
• Zero emissions, cheap “fuel” costs, no gears, light controls & compact size make it an ideal city car
• Sorted handling characteristics, due to the lower center of gravity
• Good-looking cabin that is practical too
• 315-litre boot is very usable and fits a 15-inch spare wheel underneath
• 10-inch touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Now gets connected car tech as well
• Lots of customization options and accessories to make your car truly unique

What you won't:

• 56 BHP motor isn't very fun-to-drive. Top speed is limited to just 107 km/h
• 200 km range makes the eC3 strictly a city car. Not ideal for long-distance travelling
• No fast AC home charging even as an option. Either wait 10 hours or find a DC fast charger nearby
• The usual EV challenges (charging infrastructure, brand new tech could mean niggles, range anxiety)
• Quality of cabin materials doesn’t feel great; cost-cutting is pretty evident in certain areas
• Missing plenty of features – adjustable regeneration, climate control, wireless charging etc.
• Cabin width makes the interiors suitable for 4 adults, not 5
• Long-term reliability & after-sales service quality are big unknowns; dealer network is tiny

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MG Comet EV


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What you'll like:

• An affordable EV that focuses on personal mobility
• Ultra-compact size, light steering and small turning radius make it perfect for crowded cities
• A well-built hatchback that doesn’t feel cheap
• Real world range should be 150 – 160 km which is enough for an urban commuter
• Adjustable drive modes and selectable regen braking are useful in various driving conditions
• Zero emissions, cheap running costs & green image will appeal to a lot of people
• Good-looking cabin that has adequate space for 4 people to drive around town
• Tech includes a 10.25-inch touchscreen with wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, connected car benefits, a cool starting procedure (no button to press), digital key sharing, etc.
• Good feature list includes LED headlamps, indirect TPMS, keyless entry, split folding rear seat, reverse parking camera with sensors, etc.
• Plenty of customization options and accessories to make your car truly

What you won't:

• Weird, funky styling may not appeal to everyone
• Not for people who want to do highway runs. This car is strictly for the city only
• 2-door design means difficult rear seat access. Also, it is a 4-seater, not 5
• 41 BHP motor isn’t fun-to-drive
• Can be used only as the 2nd or 3rd car of the house. Surely not your primary vehicle
• Zero boot space with all the seats up. You’ll have to fold the rear seats if you want to carry any luggage
• No DC fast charging or even AC fast charging options. Just home charging is available which takes 7 hours for a full charge (10 – 80% in 5 hours)
• The usual EV challenges (charging infrastructure, range anxiety, setting up home charging etc.)
• Missing features like seat height adjustment (tall drivers would want to lower the seat), rear washer and wiper, spare wheel!!
• 2-speaker sound system is just sad

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Tata Tigor.EV


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What you'll like:

• A competent EV package at an affordable starting price
• Zero emissions, cheap running costs & green image will appeal to a lot of people
• Real-world range of ~200 km is adequate for city commutes & urban dwellers
• Peppy behaviour in "S" mode! "D" mode is rather tame though
• Sorted road manners due to the lower center-of-gravity & firmer suspension
• Well-designed interiors are likeable & user-friendly
• Features like the 8-speaker Harman audio system, projector headlamps, connected car tech & more
• Solid build & construction. 4-star GNCAP safety rating is commendable

What you won't:

• A stiff 5-lakh rupees more expensive than the Tigor Petrol AMT
• Punch EV is superior & not that far away in terms of pricing
• ~200 km range means this is strictly a city car. No long highway runs
• Stiffer suspension than the regular Tigor means you feel more of the road. Bad roads are felt
• Power tapers off after 100 km/h; top speed of just 120 km/h
• Smaller 316L boot (regular Tigor = 419L) due to the intrusive spare tyre
• A rare Tata car that cannot seat 5 (best for 4 adults)
• Tata's after-sales service quality is a hit or miss. Remains a gamble
• It's a brand-new technology, so there will be issues & niggles
• The usual EV challenges (charging infrastructure, range anxiety, setting up home charging etc.)

Review Link

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Old 16th February 2024, 11:59   #3
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Re: Tata Punch.EV vs Tata Tiago.EV vs Citroen eC3 vs Others

Why is this even a question? Punch EV is by far the best product on the list. There is absolutely no comparison. This product has made the Tiago EV and especially the Citroen totally irrelevant. Comet EV is a very different proposition, a separate segment for that fulfills a specific purpose, at a much lower price point. I don’t see any cross shopping happening here.
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Re: Tata Punch.EV vs Tata Tiago.EV vs Citroen eC3 vs Others

It would have to be the Punch.EV for me. Apart from the price which I feel is slightly higher than what it should have been, the Punch.EV is arguably the perfect city car. While the other competitors are solid products available at a relatively lower price, The comet is just too funky for my taste and the Tiago/eC3 just seem a little rough around the edges compared to the Punch.
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Old 16th February 2024, 12:29   #5
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Re: Tata Punch.EV vs Tata Tiago.EV vs Citroen eC3 vs Others

I'm a Tiago EV owner for the last 1 year, but if I were in the market today, I would get the Punch EV without batting an eyelid. It is the better car in almost every respect and at only a slight premium. The step up from the Tiago is very significant. All other options are not even competition here.

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Re: Tata Punch.EV vs Tata Tiago.EV vs Citroen eC3 vs Others

Personally, I would pick Punch.ev among this category but only Adventure LR at 13L. This is anyways going to be my city beater car after a fast sedan & a big BOF SUV. Adventure LR has all the essential features for a city car and I can live without the big screens, the connected features, sunroof etc.

I don't see value in picking such a small car at 15-17L. I would rather pick XUV400 at that price or upgrade to ZS EV at 18-20L.
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Re: Tata Punch.EV vs Tata Tiago.EV vs Citroen eC3 vs Others

Between the poll choices, I'd go for the Punch EV. It's clearly the superior of the lot. However, I have voted for "Other". Am not price-sensitive & would spend the extra bucks to buy a Nexon EV from the same showroom, or a ZS EV.
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Punch EV makes a lot more sense at this point of time.

But the times are changing. If Maruti Hybrid tech gives a VFM product in the same segment, the resale value and ease of use may tip it back to the ICE vehicles.

Tata then might struggle with the EV push.
We can already observe the same with the JLR line up with renewed interest in brining the hybrid products to the market.
I'm pretty sure they would've started hedging the bets somewhere.
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My vote goes to Punch.EV as it is clearly the superior of the lot as per the specifications in the chart presented by Ripcord09.

Thanks Ripcord09, got lot of information.
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A very happy Tiago EV owner, but as stated above, the Punch EV has made the Tiago EV irrelevant.
So Punch Ev it is.
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Re: Tata Punch.EV vs Tata Tiago.EV vs Citroen eC3 vs Others

Voted for Punch. You know how easiest questions are asked first as warm-up, in a quiz. If this were a KBC question, Amitabh would have asked it as first question . So easy.

That said, if budget could be hiked, I would suggest going for Nexon EV. Facelifted Nexon is too hard to ignore. Overall appearance and features are mind-blowing.
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Voted Others.

I'd get the Nexon EV, which is a superior product. Won't mind spending the extra bucks.
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Re: Tata Punch.EV vs Tata Tiago.EV vs Citroen eC3 vs Others

Only 2 cars make any sense to me. Ironically, it is either the MG Comet or the Tata Punch.EV

One of them is the ideal car to replace a scooter in your life. Whatever you do on a scooter, you could do on this. Whatever you wouldn't do on a scooter, you shouldn't be doing on this (i.e. going on inter City trips).

If your desire more versatility, Punch.EV punches way above it's weight. This car has single handedly made the rest of the list (minus the Comet) irrelevant. Even outside the list, it has also made the Nexon.EV MR irrelevant. Why pay 2 lakhs more and get less range? But then it was already made irrelevant by the Nexon.EV LR pricing so let's not blame that on the Punch.
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Voted for Punch EV, haven't tested yet, seems a well rounded product.

And as @GTO said, Nexon EV is the best among this bunch.
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Re: Tata Punch.EV vs Tata Tiago.EV vs Citroen eC3 vs Others

I own a Tiago EV LR, since about a year, and would definitely go for the Punch LR if I was in the market today. Newer generation product, better boot space and ergonomics in th cabin, makes an excess premium of a lakh or so, even if we consider the added features, something I would pay, although it raises another question, should someone wait for an ever newer generation product with a little more battery crammed into it?
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