2021 Tata Tigor EV unveiled, sales commence from August 31
Tata Motors has unveiled the updated Tigor EV, and while the prices aren’t out yet, Tata Motors has started accepting bookings from today. For the uninitiated, the Tigor EV isn’t a stranger to the Indian market and has been available for many years as the Xpres-T fleet car, whereas the updated Tata Tigor EV will now be available as a personal car as well. Given the success of its bigger sibling, the Nexon EV, it’s not a surprise that Tata has added the updated Tigor EV into its electric vehicle portfolio.
The Tata Tigor EV is underpinned by the same Ziptron architecture as seen on the Nexon EV, and is powered by a permanent magnet synchronous AC motor producing 73bhp of peak power and 170Nm of peak torque. This makes the Tigor EV capable of completing a 0-60kmph run in just 5.6 seconds. It also houses a 26kWh Lithium-ion IP67 rated battery pack, and while we do not know how much distance it can travel on a single charge, it is compatible with CCS2 fast charging as well as a slow charger and can be plugged from any 15A point. A fast charger will take just an hour to charge the Tigor EV up to 80 per cent, whereas a home charging setup will take 8.5 hours for the same.
Talking of the features and equipment list, Tata Motors has equipped the Tigor EV decently. There is a 7-inch Harman infotainment system on offer, replete with a four-speaker sound system and four tweeters. Also available is the iRA connected suite with features such as intrusion alerts, remote commands, remote diagnostics, and charging status among many others. Tata has started making safer cars, and the Tigor EV follows the same route. The Tigor EV will be available with dual airbags, ABS with EBD and corner stability control, along with hill ascent/descent assist. It also complies with the ODB 64 test standards, while its battery pack casing complies with AIS - 048 standards as well. Furthermore, the Tigor EV comes with a battery and motor warranty of 8 years and 1.6 lakh kilometres.
The Tata Tigor EV will be available in three different variants, the XM, the XZ+, and the XZ +DT. Bookings have begun from today, and customers can book their Tata Tigor EV by paying an amount of Rs 21,000. Prices are unknown as of now, but we expect Tata to make an announcement as the car launches on August 31. We expect the Tigor EV to undercut the Nexon EV and should be priced around Rs 8 to 10 lakh.