Joining the portfolio of Tata Motors passenger electric vehicles, the Tigor EV will be slotted below the Nexon EV, and is expected to be the affordable one in the segment with an electric drivetrain
Words: Harshit Srinivas
Tata Motors gears up for another passenger electric vehicle launch, the Tigor EV later this month. Based on the standard Tigor, the Tigor EV is powered by the Ziptron, Tata Motors’ staple high-voltage electric architecture for their EVs. And, since the Tigor EV has been around from some time in the commercial vehicle space, the Tigor EV now with a launch in the passenger electrical vehicle space can be expected to boost the sales figures as there are no direct rivals to it in the segment. Also, if launched with an aggressive pricing, it will definitely claim the title of an affordable EV for prospective buyers, who are looking for an EV in a smaller segment as well as well within a decent budget cap.
On the design front, nothing much has changed except the subtle cosmetic updates making it recognisable as an EV from a distance. These updates include a new Signature Teal Blue colour scheme, with a redesigned grille with blue EV badging, and blue highlights on the bumper and the wheels. Needless to say, that the Tigor EV retains the overall look of its petrol sibling, which could be noted for the interiors as well.
Speaking of which, on the inside, the overall cabin layout stays identical to that of the outgoing Tigor petrol, except the blue accents on the air vents, a thin blue strip running around the instrument cluster and complimenting it is the blue stitching on the seats. Mind you, all of these minor cosmetic changes translate to Tigor EV’s signature look and makes it stand apart from its petrol sibling.
Under the hood, the Tigor EV gets a 26 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that produces a peak output of 55 kW and 170Nm. With the electric drivetrain, Tata claims that the Tigor EV is capable of doing a sprint from 0-60 kmph mark in just 5.7 seconds. What makes the Tigor EV even more impressive is the battery pack that has been rated with IP 67 rating, making it clear it weather and worry proof for prospective buyers.
Furthermore, we will get to know more about it only when it is launched on August 31 this year, until then prospective buyers can book their Tigor EV at a nearest Tata Motors dealership or through their digital retail platform with a payment of Rs 21,000. Also, we will be getting behind the wheel of Tigor EV very soon for a detailed review, so stay tuned to this space for more details.