The new Tata Tigor EV, which is powered by the company’s Ziptron EV powertrain technology, has just been released, with prices starting at Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and three trim levels: XE, XM, and XZ+. Unlike the previous model, which was aimed at government and fleet operators, the 2021 model is aimed at private buyers. The Tigor EV is already available for order, both at Tata dealerships and online.
The Tigor EV’s Xpres-T version (also based on the facelifted Tigor) caters exclusively to fleet operators.[table id=62 /]
Engine, Battery And Charging
The 2021 Tigor EV features Tata’s advanced Ziptron high-voltage 300V+ architecture, which employs a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor producing 75 hp and 170 Nm. With these output figures, a 5.7-second 0-60kph time is possible (claimed).
The Tigor EV’s battery pack is a 26kWh Lithium-ion unit that has been rated to IP67 waterproofing and dustproofing standards, along with the electric motor. The Tigor EV is also capable of fast charging thanks to the new Ziptron technology. The Tigor EV can be charged from 0 to 80 percent in just 60 minutes using this charger. Tata also offers an 8-year/160,000-kilometer warranty on the battery and motor to give customers peace of mind.
The claimed ARAI range of the Ziptron Tigor EV is 306 kilometers, which is significantly longer than the older model’s 142 kilometers and 213 kilometers for the standard and extended range versions, respectively. The Tigor EV has even received a 4-star Global NCAP rating from Tata.
Features And Interior
The interior of the cabin resembles that of a standard Tigor. Tata has added blue accents to the interior of the electric sedan to distinguish it from its petrol-powered sibling.
As standard equipment, the Tigor EV includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, iRA connected car technology, four speakers and four tweeters, automatic climate control, and a digital instrument cluster. Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, a rear parking camera, and a seat belt reminder are all standard on the sedan.
Design And Exterior
In terms of design, the Tigor EV is based on the standard Tigor introduced earlier this year. While it resembles the ICE (internal combustion engine) version in appearance, there are a few key differences. The gloss black panel with an electric blue accent that replaces the traditional grille is the most prominent.
Blue accents can also be found inside the Tigor EV’s headlamps and on the 15-inch alloy wheels, which have a new design. In addition to projector headlamps and a revised fog light housing, it also gets LED Daytime Running Lamps integrated into the front bumper, as opposed to the X-Pres T. It is available in two color options – Signature Teal Blue and Daytona Grey.
The Tata Tigor EV Ziptron is competitively priced, undercutting Tata’s current most affordable mass-market electric vehicle, the Nexon EV (Rs 13.99-16.85 lakh). As a result, the Tigor EV is now India’s most affordable Electric vehicle. Because of this pricing and the scarcity of EV models in our market, the electric sedan currently has no direct competitors.