Tata Motors has launched its first all electric car. The Tata Tigor EV is priced at Rs.10 lakhs, offered in XT and XM variants and in three exterior color options of white, blue and silver. Exclusively directed towards fleet and commercial operators in the country for taxi segment. Tigor EV cannot be purchased by private buyers as of now.
Tata Tigor electric gets similar features to its conventionally powered counterpart save for the distinctive EV decals seen on its front door. The Tigor XT and XM variants boast of similar features and standard safety equipment with body coloured bumpers and door handles.
It also gets projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, electronically adjustable ORVMs, power windows, adjustable driver seat, climate controls and infotainment that includes Harman 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth, AUX and USB connectivity. The safety kit includes dual airbags, rear parking sensors and ABS in compliance with new safety regulations coming into effect from 1st July 2019.
Tata Tigor EV is powered by a 72V, three phase induction motor offering 30 kW power at 4,500 rpm and 105 Nm torque at 2,500 rpm mated to a single speed automatic transmission. The battery pack can be charged via a regular charger in a matter of 6 hours or via a 15kW fast charger upto 80 percent in 90 minutes.
The Tigor EV can accelerate from 0 to 60 kmph in 12 seconds and has a top speed of 80 kmph. Tata Motors claims a range of 142 kms on a single charge while the company is offering a 3 years and 1.25 lakh km warranty both with the vehicle and battery pack.
Tata Tigor EV XM trim is priced at Rs 10 lakhs while the XT variant is priced at Rs.10.9 lakhs, which is about Rs.4 lakhs more than its petrol engine counterpart. It takes advantage of the FAME II scheme offered by the Government of India to electric vehicles due to which it gets a subsidy of Rs.1.62 lakhs.
With the launch of the Tata Tigor EV, the company has bagged a chunk of EESL’s electric vehicle fleet order. Tata Motors will also supply 25 Tigor EVs to Janani Tours, Bengaluru, one of the leading tour operators in the country. Along with the Tata Tigor EV, the company plans more electric offerings that will include the Altroz EV, H2X small SUV EV and the Tiago EV. This Tigor EV will compete with Mahindra Verito Electric.