Tata Motors has teased the new Tata Tigor EV with Ziptron technology. The Ziptron electric powertrain made its debut with the Tata Nexon EV in India. The brand has released a teaser video of the upcoming Tigor EV through its official social media channels.
Tata Tigor EV Ziptron – Design Highlights
The Tata Tigor EV Ziptron is seen with a camouflage wrap. But similar to the Nexon EV which is based on the Nexon, the Tigor EV will also be based on the internal combustion engine Tigor. The compact sedan will come with an EV-specific blank-out grille. The Tigor EV will also come with wraparound headlamps, quirky taillamps, LED DRLs on the front bumper and blue accents around the car. We expect Tata to reveal the interiors of the EV soon.
Tata Tigor EV Ziptron – Ziptron Ascent Challenge
The new Tata Tigor EV with Ziptron and the Tata Nexon EV, also powered by Ziptron, were seen in an ascent challenge on Kolli Hills in Tamil Nadu. The mountain located in central Tamil Nadu peaks at 1400 metres above sea- level. It also consists of 70 hairpin turns. The ascent is a challenge for any battery electric vehicle, but at the helm of the Tata Nexon EV was the first Indian Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan.
Tata Tigor EV Ziptron – Powertrain Speculations
The new electric sedan is seen taking on the ascent and appears on par with the Tata Nexon EV. Unfortunately, the brand is tight-lipped about the powertrain specifications on the Tigor EV. But we speculate that the Tata Tigor EV with Ziptron will borrow the powertrain technology from the Nexon EV. Powering the Nexon EV is a 129 PS/245 Nm electric motor with a single-speed gearbox. The electric motor draws power from a 30.2 kWh battery pack, giving the SUV an ARAI claimed range of 312 km on a single charge. The Nexon EV powered by the Ziptron technology can sprint from 0-100 kmph in just 10 seconds.
Tata Tigor EV Ziptron – Battery and Range
Tata is likely to use the same Ziptron motor but a smaller battery pack on the Tigor EV. But due to the smaller size of the sedan and a better aerodynamic quotient, the Tigor EV is likely to have a range of between 200 km to 250 km on a single charge. The car is also likely to come with a home charging setup that allows customers to charge the vehicle using a 15A wall socket.
Tata Tigor EV Ziptron – Launch Timeline
Currently, no timeline is available but the camouflaged test mule appears to be production-ready.