With a GNCAP 4-star rating, the Tata Tigor EV, continues to hold on the legacy of Tata Motors- that is manufacturing safer cars. With no immediate direct rivals, the Tata Tigor EV can be called as the most affordable one too in the electric vehicle space
Words by: Harshit Srinivas
Tata Motors launched the Tigor EV in the passenger car segment, which will now be slotted below the Nexon EV in the EV portfolio. The Tigor EV, will be available at a stickered price of Rs 11.99 lakh for the entry-level XE trim, which will go upto Rs 12.99 lakh for the top-end XZ+ trim. Available in two colour schemes- Signature Teal Blue and Daytona Grey, the Tigor EV in the XZ+ trim will get a dual-tone colour scheme as well.
Powered with a liquid-cooled, 26 kWh, IP 67 rated battery pack, the Tigor EV gets an ARAI certified range of 306 kilometers, which may differ in the real world conditions. The electric motor in the Tigor EV churns out a peak output of 55 kW and 170Nm, which makes the Tigor EV sprint from 0-60 kmph mark in just 5.7 seconds.
Shailesh Chandra, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors – “EVs are fast gaining popularity on the back of rising comfort of customers, as the barriers to adoption are being overcome and due to growing preference for environmentally friendly solutions. This has been spearheaded by our very own Nexon EV, which today is the most popular EV in the Indian market. The increasing support from the central and the state Government, providing subsidies and a conducive environment for EVs to grow, inspires us to expand our EV offerings to our customers. We are ecstatic to launch the Tigor EV today, powered by the capable Ziptron Technology. The Tigor EV is a perfect option for all aspiring sedan buyers who are looking to own a vehicle that is technologically advanced, comfortable and high on safety standards, while also being an environmental-friendly commute, making it an irresistible choice for the buyers to #EvolveToElectric.”
That said, the Tigor EV is not new and has been around, contributing in the commercial vehicle space previously. And, with this particular launch in the passenger vehicle segment, Tata Motors have brought in an EV that is the most affordable one for now in the electric car market and has no direct rivals as such, to go against the likes.
Also, we will be driving the Tigor EV very soon, so stay tuned to this space for a detailed review.