Tata Tigor EV is expected to clock 230 km on a single charge. Read more to see how different it looks from the regular Tigor.
Tata Motors are tight-lipped about their plan to launch the electric vehicles for the consumers, however, we spotted a Tigor EV at a dealership. Tata plans to enter the electric vehicle market with the Altroz EV – premium hatchback, H2X – small SUV EV and then the entry-level hatchback and compact sedan Tiago and Tigor.
Tigor EV is already being used by EESL (Energy Efficiency Service Limited) and the car does not differentiate much with the regular Tigor. Tata is likely to not launch the EV in the top spec variant and this particular variant misses out on front fog lamps and projector headlamps.
The dual-tone alloy wheels, turn indicators on ORVM’s are a miss too. The honeycomb grille of the car reminds of the retro times. The interior is similar to the on-going model but there will be blue-colour dispersed in to show it is a zero-emission car.
The electric vehicles from Tata will be based on an Alpha and Omega architecture which are proof protected for EV’s. The advantage of these new platforms gives the manufacturer to produce both electric vehicle and a conventional fuel-powered engine. The alpha architecture will be followed on Tigor and Tiago.
Powering the Tigor EV will be a 30kW AC induction motor which will generate 40.3 bhp. It uses a 72V Lithium-ion battery which takes about 6 hours to charge it completely. There will be a provision for a fast charging too which will juice up the battery to about 80% in 1.5 hours. DC fast charger can be used to receive the output.
The driving range of the car is not yet confirmed but we expect to give a decent range of 130 km to 150 km on a single charge. The range is ideal for city driving as Tata plans to expand its electric vehicles range to mostly government and cab aggregators to promote low emission and CO2.
We expect that with the current trend for keeping the environment safe and air clean, individual buyers will focus their interest on shifting to EV’s in the near future.
The final word is not yet out by Tata officials that what will be the cost for Tigor EV but it is likely to be priced around 12 lakh. However, it is not clear if this will be the before tax pricing or on-road pricing. Once launched, it will compete with the upcoming Maruti WagonR EV, eKUV 100 and Mahindra Verito Electric.