- It seems like the company did not anticipate such high demand for the EV
- Tata Motors’ page crashed shortly after pre-bookings were opened for the Tiago EV
- It didn’t take long for the company to fix the issue and have the website back up
There’s plenty of hype surrounding Tata Motors’ latest EV announcement, the Tiago hatchback. With pre-bookings going live today, you would think that the company would be better prepared to accommodate high web traffic However, that wasn’t the case with the Tata Motors website crashing shortly after bookings were open at 12 PM today. Many users witnessed a 504 error page while trying to visit the site.
Needless to say, the Tiago EV is immensely popular in the country right now, given its tag as the cheapest electric vehicle in India. Tata Motors is offering the Tiago with an introductory price of Rs 8.49 lakhs, while interested buyers can reserve a unit by paying the booking amount of Rs 21,000.
Thankfully, it didn’t take long for Tata Motors to fix the issues with the website, with the listing going up not too long after the outage. While Tata already sells the Nexon electric SUV and the Tigor electric sedan, the arrival of the budget-friendly and smaller Tiago has taken the Indian automobile industry by storm.
Tata Tiago EV features
Customers can get the Tiago EV in a 24 kWh version and a 19.2 kWh model, capable of delivering 315 km and 250 km of range on a single charge. Meanwhile, there are a total of six trims to choose from, ranging from the cheapest XE version and the top-of-the-line XZ+ Tech Lux model.
Charging speeds are pretty impressive, too. A supported DC fast charger can recharge the Tiago EV from 10% to 80% in 57 minutes. Meanwhile, a smaller 7.2 kW charger can fully power up the car in just over three and a half hours.
Despite its smaller stature, the manufacturer claims the EV can reach speeds of 60 kmph in just 5.7 seconds. Motorists who desire more power from the Tiago EV can leverage the Sports Mode feature.
Additionally, users get foldable OVRMs, auto wipers and headlamps, automatic climate control, push-button start, and cruise control with a button embedded in the steering wheel.