Tata Tigor Electric Vehicle Production Begins; Commercial Launch Within 2 Years!

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Tata Motors today rolled out the first batch of the Tata Tigor Electric Vehicle (EV) at the hands of N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons and Tata Motors, from its Sanand facility in Gujarat. Present on this momentous occasion were Ratan N Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Group, Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors and members of the Tata Motors Executive Committee. The Tigor EVs are being manufactured for the Indian Government’s prestigious order of electric vehicles from the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), an entity under the Ministry of Power.

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Tata Motors had 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, Tata Motors is required to deliver 250 Tigor EVs, for which it has received a LoA. For an additional 100 cars, the LoA is expected to be issued shortly by EESL. 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 for the automotive sector.

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Tata Tigor Electric Vehicle 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 Vehicle 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. Also, there are good chances that this electric car will cost lesser when it goes on sale in near future. We say this because the Government would want to push sales of EVs by offering huge subsidies and rebates. This will help achieve the all-electric car target by 2030. High sales of the Tigor EV will also motivate other car companies to come up with EVs.

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Tata Tigor Electric Vehicle Specs

Specifications Tigor EV
Engine Electric
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 Tigor Electric car is less powerful than the Tiago EV, which offers a peak power of 85 kW (113.94 hp). In terms of dimensions, there is no change. This means that the upcoming 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 Vehicle 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.

 

So, what do you think about the Tata Tigor Electric vehicle? Do you think the new model will be powerful enough for our kind of usage? Share your views with us by writing them down in the comments section below. Also, stay tuned to Carblogindia for latest news updates on cars and motorcycles relevant to India.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Very positive surprise by Team Tata Motors. While the range is not that impressive (and its dud if you have Tesla Range in mind). Neverthless its a big leap!

  2. Actually the Electric Vehicles are very much useful in reducing Fuel consumption and Emission out of it.

    But as you are aware that, most of the car buyers’ need for a car is to travel to a places at notable distance i.e. > 100 kms 100 to 500 or more kms in some cases. And in majority cases use their cars only for the second cases and for first case, they prefer Two wheelers, by cycles or local transports.
    And more specifixcally, many people would not prefer a long distances like more than 200 kms to travel by a car even though they have a car. And so, maximum users of the cars are the ones who travel a distance of 100 TO 200 KMS.

    So, the kms per charging fixed at the max of 100 kms is not at all sufficient, which may suitable only for the govt cars. And so, to encourage / enable other car buyers to buy this Car is to make it at least to Travel to 200 kms which may cover a maximun no of car buyers.

    Can you please revisit the limit either by increasing the limit by 100 more or making comfortable to have one more alternative Battery In built tk cover the rest of 100 kms

  3. In order to promote more sale of EV, govt should reduce GST rate on all 2 and 4 wheelers EVs. This will promote the sale of electric vehicles.
    Secondly automobile makers need to work on more distance covered with battery and max speed, if you really want to replace conventional petrol or diesel cars with EVs.

  4. Ofcourse electric car have better pickup but tata to for electric need mileage more than 100 km … 300 to 350 km is manageable …

  5. Make EVs with good service back up. And make it more affordable, probably below 7 lacs. I m really interested. If it’s below 7 lacs

  6. To get the EV to mainstream one needs to make the car as similar as possible to the conventional cars. People resist change and if a Car is radically different in Price, Look, Range and Power, people are never going to buy it. So far, we have been seeing really ugly cars, at least the look department is better now. But, the companies need to work on at least 2 more factors. So, either the price should come down(which is not possible with the current battery tech), or either the range or power should increase if not both. What will you do with a 100 Km range, even in a metro city a round trip may be well near 70-80 Km. And in Real world condition a 100 Km car will only give you 80 Km range at max. I’m not considering the AC and other accessories that use power. Also, it’s good for the battery not to be completely drained out in every use. Also, the power. 0f only 40 Bhp is good for a two wheeler, not a Car. I’m a great EV enthusiast, while the world is making leaps and bounds in EV scenario, Indian manufacturers are selling these low quality cars only because we can’t import the good cars from abroad without spending a hefty duty.

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