Tata has launched the new Tigor EV, which comes with the carmaker’s Ziptron EV powertrain technology and is available in three trims. The price starts at Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). As with the previous version, the 2021 model is aimed at private buyers rather than government and fleet operators. Tata dealerships and the company’s website are currently accepting Tigor EV bookings. A fleet operators-only version of the Tigor EV was recently introduced (based on the redesigned Tigor).
The Tigor EV gets Tata’s advanced Ziptron high-voltage 300V+ architecture that uses an electric motor capable of producing 75 horsepower and 170 Newton meters. According to these output figures, it takes 5.7 seconds for the electric car to reach 60kmph (claimed).
The Tigor EV’s battery pack contains a 26kWh Lithium-ion cell, as is its electric motor. Both have been waterproof and dustproof to IP67 standards. Additionally, Ziptron technology allows for fast charging on the Tigor EV. With this charger, it takes just 60 minutes to fully charge the Tigor EV from 0 to 80 percent. In addition, Tata also offers a battery and motor warranty of 8 years/160,000 km to give its customers peace of mind.
With an ARAI range of 306km, the Ziptron Tigor EV offers more range than the older model, which has ranges of 142kms and 213kms, respectively, according to the company. Moreover, Tata’s Tigor EV received a 4-star rating from Global NCAP.
This new Tigor EV gets its styling from the facelifted Tigor introduced at the beginning of last year. Even though it looks very similar to the ICE version (internal combustion engine), it differs in several ways. The most striking panel with an electric blue accent replaces the traditional grille with a glossy black panel.
Tigor EV also has blue highlights in its headlamps as well as on its 15-inch wheel design. The new Tigor EV comes with projector headlamps, revised fog light housing and integrated Daytime Running Lights in the front bumper, a feature not available on the X-Pres T. Two colour options are available for the Tigor EV – Signature Teal Blue and Daytona Grey.
The interior of the cabin looks remarkably similar to that of a standard Tigor. Moreover, Tata has given the Tigor EV blue interior accents as well, to help distinguish it from its petrol counterpart. There is also a new rotary dial to select the drive mode, replacing the gear lever.
In terms of equipment, the Tigor EV features a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, iRA connected car technology, 4 speakers and 4 tweeters, automatic climate control, and a digital instrument cluster. Tigor EV comes equipped with dual airbags, ABS and EBD, rear parking sensors, rear parking camera and seat belt reminder.
Price and Rivals:
Tata Tigor EV price (ex-showroom, India)
|XE||Rs 11.99 lakh|
|XM||Rs 12.49 lakh|
|XZ+||Rs 12.99 lakh|
|XZ+ Dual Tone||Rs 13.14 lakh|
Tata’s Tigor EV Ziptron is an excellent value, as it undercuts its Nexon EV (Rs 13,99-16,85 lakh), which is Tata’s current most affordable mass-market EV. Due to this, the Tigor EV has become the most affordable EV available to private individuals in India. Our market lacks a good selection of EV models, so the Tigor EV currently doesn’t have any direct competitors.