Tata Tigor Electric Could Launch In India By 2019- Get All The Details Here

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10,000 Tata Tigor Electric cars are soon to reach the Government’s stable as part of EESL’s plan to electrify the current petrol and the diesel run fleet of Government cars. Launch for private buyers likely to happen around the second half of 2018.

Tata Tigor Electric is soon going to become an essential part of government’s fleet of cars to be used by senior officials. Tata Motors is currently working on a contract to supply 10,000 electric Tigor’s to state-run EESL in a move to revamp the current petrol and the diesel run fleet of government vehicles. Coming to the car itself, the Tigor Electric uses a 30Kw electric motor instead of the Revotron and Revotorq engines. For now, Tata Motors is not manufacturing the Tigor Electric for private use. However, the launch for the same is expected to happen sometime around the second half of 2019.

tata tigor electric image front angle

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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 an effectively paved way for connecting our aspirations in the e-mobility space with the vision of the Government.”

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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.

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 interior image

Tata Tigor Electric Specifications

Specs Tigor Electric Vehicle
Engine Electric
Max. Power 29.8 kW @ 55 kmph
Max. 30 Mins Power 12 kW @ 45 kmph
Transmission Single-speed Automatic
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.

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Tata Tigor Electric Dimensions

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.

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Tata Tigor Electric Exterior And Interior Design Review

The exterior design of the electric Tigor is identical to the standard version of the notchback. It continues to come with the same compact dimensions. And also, it classic stout backend. The cabin of this electric car is also identical to the standard one.

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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

Tata Tigor Electric- Specification Sheet

Model Tata Tigor Electric
Launch Date 2019 Second Half
Price INR 10.5 Lakh
Fuel Electric
Engine 30KW Electric Motor
Power 40 BHP
Torque NA
Transmission Single Speed Automatic
Range 100km
Features Touchscreen Infotainment System, Auto Climate, LED DRLs, Alloy Wheels
Safety Features Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Reverse Parking Sensors, Reverse Parking Camera

 

So, what do you think about the Tata Tigor Electric car? Do you think the new EV is powerful enough for our kind of usage? Send your answers to us by pinning 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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