Tata Motors has revealed that it has partnered with the Department of New & Renewable Energy (DNRE) in Goa to deliver its Tigor EV to them as a part of the tender with EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Limited). Tata Motors has taken a lead role in fast-tracking the electrification of the mobility in India by taking some important steps of which the most notable one being setting up of “Tata uniEVerse”. Under this initiative, Tata Motors has tied up with its own group of companies namely, Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Motors Finance, Croma and Tata Auto Components to build a robust and wide e-mobility infrastructure which will help adapt to electric mobility at a faster rate.
The Tigor EV is powered by a 72V 3-Phase AC induction motor which is matched to a single-speed automatic gearbox. The power output figure of the electric motor is 40 PS of maximum power at 4500 RPM and 105 Nm of peak torque at 2500 RPM. As for its feature list is concerned, Tata Motors has given some key additions like internally adjustable outside mirrors, driver side up/down power window, roof lamp, Harman music system with Bluetooth connectivity and front power outlets to name a few and a boot capacity of 255 litres.
Tata Motors brand name is synonymous with safety and the Tigor EV is no different. The electric compact sedan comes with a driver airbag, collapsible steering column, engine immobilizer, seat belt with pre-tensioners and load limiters, ABS and rear parking sensor as standard safety features across its range. Tata Motors claims that the normal charging time will take around 11.5 hours meanwhile, the fast charger has the capability to charge the battery from 0 to 80% in under 2 hours. The certified full charge range is rated at 213 km and the maximum speed of the electric sedan tops out at 80 kmph.
Tata Motors is currently the market leader in the electric vehicle segment with a cumulative market share of more than 71%. The maximum of the sales is contributed by its flagship offering the Nexon EV, which ended the 2020 year as the top-selling electric vehicle in India.