2022 Tata Tiago Electric Review : 11 Pros & 11 Cons

There are a couple of things that aid the handling characteristics of the Tiago EV. Firstly, it’s the firmer suspension, and secondly, the heavy mechanicals (battery pack + motor) that lower the center of gravity.

Tata Tiago EV Pros

  • A well-rounded EV package at a sub-10 lakh rupee starting price. Total value-for-money
  • Zero tailpipe emissions & green image will appeal to the environmentally-conscious
  • Real-world range of ~200 km is adequate for city commutes & urban dwellers
  • Stupendously cheap fuel cost of 1 rupee / km (if you charge at home)
  • 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
  • Smooth drive, no gears, light controls & compact size make it an ideal city car
  • 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

Tata Tiago EV Cons

  • A stiff 4-lakh rupees more expensive than the Tiago Petrol AMT. You're paying for the tech & being an early adopter
  • Needs a charging point installed at your home parking. This is not doable for many people
  • ~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
  • Long “full tank” charging times in comparison with an ICE car. Overnight charging is best
  • 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

Read Team-BHP's Detailed Tata Tiago Electric Review.

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