You’ve been eyeing a new car for months now, something budget-friendly yet efficient for your daily 50 km commute. You’re stuck between the conventional petrol, the economical CNG, and the rising star in the automotive world – the electric vehicle (EV). Let’s dive into the real-world numbers to help you make an informed decision.

 

Meet the Contenders

Tata Tiago EV

Price Range: ₹8.69 – ₹11.99 lakhs (ex-showroom)

  • Battery Capacity: 19.2 kWh (Medium Range) / 24 kWh (Long Range)
  • Power: 60 bhp (Medium Range) / 74 bhp (Long Range)
  • Torque: 110 Nm (Medium Range) / 114 Nm (Long Range)
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Range: 250 km (Medium Range) / 315 km (Long Range)
  • Charging Time: 8.5 hours (Standard) / 2.5 hours (Fast Charging)

 

Petrol Car (Normal Car Model Like WagonR)

Price Range: ₹6 – ₹7 lakhs (ex-showroom)

  • Engine: 1.2L, 3-cylinder
  • Power: 82 bhp
  • Torque: 113 Nm
  • Transmission: 5-speed Manual
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Mileage: 18 km/l

 

CNG Car (Normal Car Models Like Alto or WagonR)

Price Range: ₹6 – ₹7 lakhs (ex-showroom)

  • Engine: 1.2L, 3-cylinder
  • Power: 68 bhp
  • Torque: 95 Nm
  • Transmission: 5-speed Manual
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Mileage: 25 km/kg

 

Fuel Costs and Savings Comparison

Let’s calculate the daily, monthly, and annual fuel costs for each type of vehicle, assuming a 50 km daily commute.

Daily Fuel Consumption and Cost

Tata Tiago EV:

  • Efficiency: 6.4 km/kWh (Medium Range) / 7.8 km/kWh (Long Range)
  • Electricity Needed per Day: 50 km / 7.1 km/kWh ≈ 7.04 kWh
  • Daily Fuel Cost: 7.04 kWh * ₹8/kWh = ₹56.32

Petrol Car:

  • Mileage: 18 km/l
  • Fuel Needed per Day: 50 km / 18 km/l ≈ 2.78 litres
  • Daily Fuel Cost: 2.78 litres * ₹100/litre = ₹278

 

CNG Car:

  • Mileage: 25 km/kg
  • Fuel Needed per Day: 50 km / 25 km/kg = 2 kg
  • Daily Fuel Cost: 2 kg * ₹75/kg = ₹150

 

Monthly and Annual Fuel Costs

Assuming 30 days in a month:

Tata Tiago EV:

  • Monthly Fuel Cost: ₹56.32 * 30 = ₹1,689.60
  • Annual Fuel Cost: ₹1,689.60 * 12 = ₹20,275.20

Petrol Car:

  • Monthly Fuel Cost: ₹278 * 30 = ₹8,340
  • Annual Fuel Cost: ₹8,340 * 12 = ₹1,00,080

CNG Car:

  • Monthly Fuel Cost: ₹150 * 30 = ₹4,500
  • Annual Fuel Cost: ₹4,500 * 12 = ₹54,000

 

Annual Savings

Now, let’s see how much you’d save annually by choosing the Tata Tiago EV over petrol and CNG cars.

Tata Tiago EV vs. Petrol:

  • Annual Savings: ₹1,00,080 (Petrol) – ₹20,275.20 (Electricity) = ₹79,804.80

Tata Tiago EV vs. CNG:

  • Annual Savings: ₹54,000 (CNG) – ₹20,275.20 (Electricity) = ₹33,724.80

EMI Calculation for Tata Tiago EV

For a fair comparison, let’s consider a Tata Tiago EV priced at ₹9 lakhs with a downpayment of ₹50,000, an interest rate of 8%, and a loan tenure of 7 years.

 

Switching to an electric vehicle like the Tata Tiago EV offers substantial savings, especially compared to petrol and CNG cars in the same budget. Here’s a summary of the potential savings:

Comparison Price (₹ Lakhs) Daily Fuel Cost (₹) Monthly Fuel Cost (₹) Annual Fuel Cost (₹) Annual Savings (₹)
Tata Tiago EV (Electric) 9.0 56.32 1,689.60 20,275.20
Petrol Car 6.5 278 8,340 1,00,080 79,804.80
CNG Car 6.5 150 4,500 54,000 33,724.80

By choosing the Tata Tiago EV, you can save approximately ₹79,804.80 annually compared to a petrol car and ₹33,724.80 compared to a CNG car.

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