So make sure you stay till the end, because the difference in running cost might surprise you, Music, the Thiago EB, is currently the most affordable electric car in India. It starts at 8.49 lakh Rupees at showroom for the entry level variant, which is quite reasonable. Even this top spectiago EV that we have here is a good couple of lakhs, cheaper than the decor EV. For that money you get a 24 kilowatt hour battery pack and a 55 kilowatt electric motor, which translates to roughly 75 horsepower and 140 newton meters of torque foreign. So the claim range for this car is 315 kilometers, but thats not achievable in the real world. Anyway. Now we have range tested every single EV that Tata Motors makes, and so far we have achieved around 70 of their claim range every single time. So by that calculation, one would assume that this Tiago EV would do at least 220 kilometers on a single charge right. So lets find out after charging up the Tiago EV 200 percent, various at the trip meter and drove it across a predefined route till the battery was completely dead. So when we started the test, the indicated range that we got was 266 kilometers with AC and 296 kilometers. Without AC, we did the test with the AC on all the time under ideal conditions, with moderate to heavy traffic in the city and some amount of highway driving as well. So the claimed range on the Tigard EV, and this Thiago long range version is identical.

At 315 kilometers now, when you compare the battery sizes, the Tigers battery is slightly bigger. In fact, its battery capacity is 2 kilowatt hour more than the Thiago EB, but then this car is light over 100 kilos, so it doesnt really matter. Perhaps this also explains why this car seems to be consuming less energy for every kilometer that it does compared to the tagore EV. Let me explain in electric vehicles: efficiency is measured in Watt hours per kilometer, so what this means is that for every kilometer covered, the Curve will consume a certain amount of water hours of electricity. So when we did a range test in the tagore EV, we saw the waters per kilometer figure ranging between 113 and 131, whereas in the Thiago EV it was between 107 and 127, the whole time Music. Now this may be down to the fact that the Thiago EB is 100 kilos lighter and that its electric motor has been calibrated a certain way. I mean its making a lot less talk than the tigor EV, possibly because it has to pull less weight, which in turn, has allowed Tata Motors to make it work more efficiently. With the battery pack all said and done, it took us over nine hours to complete the range test and in that time the Thiago EV. Well, it covered exactly 213.9 kilometers before it was completely dead. So we had full power and AC up until 10 charge, after which the top speed was limited to around 52 kmph.

The build up in speed was also noticeably mellow and lastly, the AC was automatically shut off with just the fan working. So all of this is basically to maximize whatever is left of the range and get you to the nearest charging point and it really works because the last 23 kilometers were covered using just that 10 charge. So if you think about it, it can be a lifesaver. Now lets move on to the questions that you guys have sent in so starting off with a really good one by Dinesh vasudevan, who wants to know about the difference in running cost between this electric version and the petrol and CNG models of the Tiago. So we have to tested all three power trains and honestly, there is a lot of information and numbers to go through so heres a little visual representation of how much it would actually cost to run each of these cars on a monthly basis. Now, if we take thousand kilometers a month of usage, the Thiago electric is by far the cheapest, to run and by a big margin. Now a lot of this depends on where you mostly end up charging it because right now the cost of electricity per unit is around 10 Rupees. If you use home charging, whereas the cost varies between 14 to 21 rupees using public Chargers, if you can plan properly and charge your vehicle using home charging as much as possible, then the Tiago EV can be really easy on your pocket.

Moving on Aditya parak has a bunch of questions about this car, so I will try to answer them one by one, so, firstly, hows it like in stop and go traffic, especially on an incline. So there is no Hill hold function or any kind of assist to get you going. If you are stuck on a flyover or something you will have to rely on this good old handbrake to get yourself going and honestly, it doesnt feel any different from a regular car. In fact, because this is an automatic and its electric and the the buildup of torque is so smooth its actually easier in this car than many automatics next up, he says driving Comfort, slash style in region 3., so Im assuming he wants to know how well the Region breaking Works in level 3, which is the most aggressive setting. So, first of all, I would like to add that the region breaking it doesnt work until the battery percentage has dropped below 90, so you wont feel it working anyway and when it is working uh. Well, it is effective, but its not as aggressive as the one on the Nexon EV, in the sense that I couldnt do one pedal driving in the Thiago ev, even in level three, which is uh the most aggressive setting. So, in that case it is a little lacking, but if you dont want it to be so intrusive, then its actually perfect for you, foreign Music has also asked about the gear selector situation.

Yes, switching between drive and reverse is quite annoying because this gear, selector dial, is quite slow to respond and if youre in sport mode – and you want to make a three point, turn then its a test of your patience, because it takes forever to move the dial From sport to reverse and then back to sport, because you will be going back and forth okay, so going ahead, Dr pranesh pavaskar wants to know how much range there is with and without AC. So, like I said, we do our range test with the AC on the entire time uh and we got 213.9 kilometers. Unfortunately, we didnt have enough time to do the test again with the AC off uh, although I believe it will go another 20 to 25 kilometers, at least so. You are looking at a real world range of around 240 kilometers with the AC off. Lastly, we have Sharon 4313, who is Keen to know what is the performance like uh with three to four people on board? Well, is it too slow or acceptable uh will Sharon uh? I will tell you that its not slow at all, in fact uh as long as youre not doing highway speeds. You wont even feel the difference in acceleration, if its just you or like the car is fully loaded uh. So we tested it against uh the clock using our specialist timing gear and there was a difference of around three seconds, ah from 0 to 100, when we tested it with one person and fully loaded.

So in that sense, you wont feel much of a difference and its certainly not slow in everyday driving conditions, Music, so thats about it from us today. Let us know in the comments, if you would like to see more of this format, wherein we take question from you from our social media and answer them your fairly.