By Devi

Behind the scenes:

Entry-level electric vehicle wars

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In India's entry level EV market, Citroen E-C3 rivals Tata Tiago EV extended range. The Citroen E-C3 has more customization choices and is larger.

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Citroen recently debuted the E-C3, an electric variant of its C3 hatchback, in India.

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They don't appear to be direct competitors because Citroen has introduced the E-C3 with a beginning price of Rs 11.50 lakh and the Tiago EV with a starting price of Rs 8.69 lakh.

Citroen E-C3 vs Tata Tiago EV 

The Citroen E-C3 has dimensions of 3981 mm in length, 1733 mm in breadth, 1604 mm in height, and a 2540 mm wheelbase.

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The Tata Tiago EV extended range version has a claimed range of 315 km, while the Citroen E-C3 has a claimed range of 320 km. .

The E-C3 and Tiago EV both require 57 minutes to charge from 10 to 80 percent when using a DC rapid charger, but when using a 15A wall charger, the E-C3 requires 10 hours and 30 minutes while the Tiago EV only needs 8 hours and 40 minutes.

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The Tata Tiago EV long range generates 75 bhp while churning out 114 Nm of torque, compared to the Citroen E-C3's 57 bhp and 143 Nm of torque.

According to claims, the Tiago EV can accelerate from 0 to 60 kmph in just 5.7 seconds while the E-C3 claims to do so in 6.8 seconds. Given its advantages in terms of weight, speed, and power output, the Tiago EV is unquestionably the superior vehicle.

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Price-wise, the Tata Tiago EV extended range ranges from Rs. 11.40 to 11.99 lakh, while the Citroen E-C3 ranges from Rs. 11.50 to 12.13 lakh. Finally, it comes down to Tata Tiago EV's speed and power vs. Citroen E-C3's size and customization choices.