The Tata Tigor EV has been in the pipeline for long and now the price of the all-electric vehicle has been revealed. The Tata Tigor EV will only be available to fleet operators with price starting from INR 9.99 lakh to INR 10.90 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. This is almost INR 4.5 lakhs more than the petrol powered Tigor which starts from INR 5.49 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi, if the entry-level variants of both the cars are to be considered. The Tata Tigor electric vehicle is expected to be introduced to private users soon. The price of the EV includes the subsidy provided by the Government under the FAME II scheme and a 1% tax collected at source.
The Tigor EV also comes with a three-year/1.25 lakh km warranty on the vehicle and the battery pack.
The powertrain is a 72V, three-phase AC induction motor that can develop 30KW (41HP) of power and 105 Nm of torque connected to a 16.2 kWh battery pack that can deliver a range of 142 km on a single charge, claimed by Tata. The battery can be recharged to up to 80% in 6 hours via a standard charger and a DC 15kW DC charger does the same in under the claimed 90 minutes.
The Tigor EV is available in two variant trims Tigor EV XM and Tigor EV XT and comes in three colour options – White, Silver and Blue. Both variants are similar in terms of feature but the superior XT variant gets alloy wheels, and power adjustable ORVMs. The boot space of the Tigor EV is less by around 89-litres, apart from that the car has the same features as the internal combustion models like climate control, power windows, Harman sourced dual-din music system, seat height adjustable driver’s seat, LED tail lamps, and body coloured bumpers and door handles.
In terms of safety, the car is likely to get dual front airbags, ABS, rear parking sensor, over speed alert system, and seatbelt reminder for both driver and front passenger.
Eco-friendly green vehicles are the future and to curb the amount of air pollution especially in metropolitan cities the Government’s think tank Niti Aayog has proposed a mass electrification plan which we have reported earlier. The plan proposes to stop the sale of all internal combustion engine vehicles by the year 2030 and bring electrified vehicles on the streets. The Government is also working on reducing the tax rates and registration fees levied on electric vehicles. The already applied FAME II scheme which provides subsidy to the vehicle manufacturers if they localise the EV has shown some relief on the end cost.