Tata Motors today delivered the first set of Tigor Electric Vehicles (EVs) to state-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The company qualified as L1 bidder in the midst of stiff competition and won the tender of 10,000 electric cars floated by EESL in September 2017. For phase 1, the company will deliver as many as 250 Tata Tigor electric vehicles. The electric drive systems for this prestigious order have been developed and supplied by Electra EV – a company established to develop and supply electric drive systems to the Indian automotive industry.
Commenting on the occasion of the delivery of the first Tata Tigor Electric car, Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors, said, “This initiative of the Government of India to procure 10,000 electric vehicles is a bold step in terms of promoting green & sustainable transport solutions. We, at Tata Motors are extremely proud to be part of this project and are supportive of the Government’s transformational vision of auto electrification in India. With Tigor EV, we have begun our journey in boosting e-mobility and will offer a full range of electric vehicles to the Indian customers. This tender has effectively paved way for connecting our aspirations in the e-mobility space with the vision of the Government.”
Tata Tigor Electric Launch Date
The Tigor Electric Car won’t launch before the last quarter of next year. However, the company will supply 10,000 units of the electric car to the Government of India over the next 2 years. So, basically, you’ll soon start seeing this car on public roads. In the first batch, only 500 cars will be delivered to the Government. Also, we expect to see the Tigor electric vehicle at the Delhi Auto Expo 2018.
The 10,000 units of the electric Tigor will replace the petrol- and Diesel-powered car that the government officials have been using. Currently, estimates suggest that there are as many as 5 lakh Government cars in use.
Tata Tigor Electric Price in India
|Excluding GST||Rs 10.16 lakh|
|Including GST||Rs 11.2 lakh|
In the winning bid, Tata Motors quoted a price of Rs 10.16 lakh per car to the Government. This price is exclusive of the GST. It will cost Rs 11.2 lakh if you factor in the GST. The Tigor EV won’t go on sale at least before a year. We are pretty sure the company will initially focus on delivering the 10,000 units to the Government first. The new Tata Tigor Electric car will be delivered in three trim variants – Base, Premium and High. For now, it will be available only in the ‘Pearlescent White’ colour with blue decals. All the three trims will come with FATC (Fully Automatic AC).
Tata Tigor Electric Specifications
|Specs||Tigor Electric Vehicle|
|Max. Power||29.8 kW @ 55 kmph|
|Max. 30 Mins Power||12 kW @ 45 kmph|
|Kerb Weight||1516 KGs|
While the regular Tigor is on sale with 1.2-litre Petrol and 1.05-litre Diesel engines, the Tigor EV gets a 29.8 kW (39.95 hp) electric motor. This means that the Tata Tigor Electric car is less powerful than the Tiago EV, which offers a peak power of 85 kW (113.94 hp). The motor comes mated to a single speed automatic transmission.
In terms of dimensions, there is no change. Hence, the new EV is 3,992 mm long, 1,677 mm wide and 1,537 mm tall. It has a 2,450 mm wheelbase. These figures are the same as those of the regular Tata Tigor. The Tigor electric car will become a direct rival to the Mahindra eVerito, which offers slightly more power (30.5 kW or 41 hp). However, let’s not forget that the Tigor is almost 200 KGs lighter.
Tata Tigor Electric Range
The rechargeable batteries will have a range of 100 KMs. While not much, but it’s still enough for usage in an urban environment.
Tata Tigor Electric Car Images
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