Tata launches Tigor, its second EV
The Indian car manufacturer Tata Motors unveiled the Tigor EV, the company’s second electric car in the passenger vehicle segment, after the Nexon EV. Online and dealership bookings have been started now; the actual sales start is on August 31st.
The Tigor EV delivers a peak power output of 55 kW/75 hp and a peak torque of 170 Nm. The acceleration from 0 to 60 km/hour is complete in 5,7 seconds. The Tigor’s 26 kWh lithium-ion battery pack can be charged on a 50 kW charger in about an hour.
When purchased, the vehicle comes with a 15 Ampere AC wall box charger for use at home. The range of the vehicle has not been confirmed yet but is expected to stand around 300 kilometers.
Powered by its well-proven high-voltage electric architecture, Ziptron, the Tigor EV has been developed based on three pillars: technology, comfort, and safety. It promises a comfortable, smooth, and relaxing drive. Tata Motors will commence bookings for the new Tigor EV at select dealerships at INR 21000.
“Built on five strong pillars of performance, technology, reliability, charging, and comfort, the Ziptron technology has enabled Tata Motors to dispel, to a large degree, the popular myths surrounding the EVs today concerning power, monsoon usage, reliability, suitability for long-distance driving, frequency of charging and so on,” said Anand Kulkarni, Vice President, Product Line, Electric Vehicle and ALFA Architecture at Tata Motors.
“With the growing demand for EVs, it is imperative to offer a choice of EV options to customers who want to switch to electric, and we are delighted to extend the high-voltage Ziptron EV architecture to our second offering in the personal EV segment, the Tigor EV,” he added.
Nexon SUV was first
To compare, Tata’s first electric vehicle, the electric SUV Nexon, launched at INR 21 000, is available in three variants. The Nexon can accelerate from 0-60 kph in 4,6 seconds, with 100 kph reached in 9,9 seconds.
The range was also specified around 300 km, according to the manufacturer. The motor produces up to 245 Nm torque, drawing power from a high capacity 30,2 kWh lithium-ion battery for the 95 kW/129 hp permanent-magnet AC motor.
“The last few years belonged to the early adopters of EV in India, but now it is the time of early majority to move to EV,” said Vivek Srivatsa, Head-Marketing, Passenger and Electric Vehicles Business Unit at Tata Motors.
“The EV market has reached an inflection point, and we need to cater to diverse customer needs and democratize the EV market further with another accessible and contemporary EV product,” he added.