Spec comparison: Citroen eC3 Vs Tata Tiago EV

Kenneth John Updated: April 06, 2023, 02:27 PM IST

The Tata Tiago EV was launched not that long ago and while it didn't face any sort of competition at first, things have changed now. The introduction of the Citroen eC3 means that the small electric car space is definitely picking up. Let's see which of these 2 EVs would be the better pick for you.

Citroen eC3 Vs Tata Tiago EV: Prices

The Tiago EV is the cheaper of the 2 with a starting price of Rs 8.69 lakh for the XE variant, while a top-of-the-line variant costs Rs 11.49 lakh. The eC3 actually kicks off from where the Tiago ends. A base variant eC3 costs Rs 11.50 lakh while a top-of-the-line Feel Dual Tone Vibe Pack is priced at Rs 12.43 lakh

Citroen eC3 Vs Tata Tiago EV: Powertrain

The Citroen eC3 uses a 29.2 kWh lithium ferrous phosphate battery that is good for a 320 km ARAI range figure. This battery is naturally air-cooled but is protected from nail penetration. It can also withstand a wide range of operating temperatures ranging from -10 to 55 degrees Celsius. The eC3 can DC fast charge from 10 to 80 per cent in 57 minutes, AC charge at 3.3 kWh and charge from a 15A home socket in 10.5 hours.

The Citroen eC3 is powered by a 57PS and 143 Nm electric motor that gets it from 0 to 60 kmph in 6.8s and onto a 107 kmph top speed.

The Tata Tiago EV gets two battery and range options. The Tiago EV uses the firm's Ziptron high-voltage electric architecture in a larger 24 kWh capacity to return an MIDC-certified range of 314 km. A smaller 19.2 kWh liquid-cooled battery returns 250 km of range. The battery pack is weather and impact resistant and carries an 8-year and 1.6 lakh km warranty. The larger pack returns 75PS and 114 Nm, the smaller one makes 61PS and 104 Nm. The Tiago EV can do 0 to 60 kmph in 5.7s.

There are four charging options including a 15A socket, a 3.3 kWh home charger, a 7.2 kW AC charger as well as a DC charging option that can go from 0 to 80 percent range in 57 min.

Citroen eC3 Vs Tata Tiago EV: Interiors

With the exception of the toggle switch replacing the gear lever, the eC3's interior is similar to that of its ICE sister. Anodized Grey and Anodized Orange are the two trim options for the dashboard, while the general design is identical to the ICE version. The 10.2-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, manual air conditioning, a four-speaker stereo system, keyless entry, a digitized driver's display, and My Citroen Connect connected car capabilities are all included in the list of amenities. The government-mandated safety features, like as ABS, twin front airbags, rear parking sensors, and seat belt reminder, will remain in the electrified C3.

The digital instrument panel and air vents in the Tiago EV's cabin also have electric blue accents. The Tiago EV has a height-adjustable driver seat, automatic temperature control, a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system by Harman, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay, as well as flat-bottom steering wheels with mounted controls. It includes a rearview camera with parking sensors, electric auto fold ORVMs, powered boot opening, multi-drive modes, cruise control, a cooled glovebox, 45 ZConnect features with smartwatch compatibility, four speakers, four tweeters, leatherette seat upholstery, re-gen modes (0, 1, 2, and 3), TPMS, auto headlamps, and rain-sensing wipers. It also has dual front airbags and ABS with EBD.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 4.6 Lakhs
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