This is the second EV geared towards private buyers from the house of Tata Motors
The Tigor EV makes use of the same Ziptron technology as seen in the Nexon EV. Tata Motors says it will pack in safety, comfort and performance at an affordable price point
Although it was Mahindra that launched India’s first electric sedan in the form of the eVerito, Tata Motors now has a clear edge with two different models of the Tigor in EV form. The Xpres-T is geared towards the commercial market while the newer model, showcased today, will clearly be aimed at private users. Tata Motors says an increasing number of people are inclined towards shifting to electric cars and the Tigor EV will play an important role in terms offering affordable electric mobility for the masses.
Some keys specs of the Tigor EV include:
1) 26 kWh lithium-ion battery pack
2) Peak power output of 75 bhp
3) Peak torque output of 170 Nm
4) 0-60 acceleration in less than 6 seconds
5) Warranty of 8 years / 160000km on the battery pack and electric motor
6) Fast charging capability (0 to 80% in 1 hour)
7) Tyres with 10% less rolling resistance
8) Sport mode standard
9) ABS with EBD and CSC (corner stability program)
10) 7" Harman audio system with iRA connected features
Though prices and driving range will be revealed only on the 31st of August, we now have access to ample information around the vehicle. It will look identical to the normal petrol Tigor apart from key elements like
1) A new bumper with a different lower grille pattern
2) Possibly steel wheels with alloy wheel look alike wheel caps
3) Low rolling resistance tyres
4) Conventional grille being replaced by a solid body panel
5) Use of shade of blue around the headlamps and grille area (like we see on the Nexon EV)
6) EV badging at places
We also expect a new colour combination on the inside of the Tigor EV. Blue inserts will be seen on the upholstery as well as around the air vents. Ofcourse, the gear level now gets replaced by a rotary knob for switching between N (netural), D (drive), R (reverse) and S (sport) modes. The Tigor EV might not be offered in lower trims but two top versions only.
Stay tuned as we get you the prices on the 31st August. As for driving range, we are assuming this will come with a certified range of over 200km under test conditions. Will it? Fingers crossed...