Recently launched Tata Tigor EV is currently available for cab aggregators and fleet operators. Soon, Tata Motors will start retailing its first electric vehicle to the private buyers, reported NDTV’s carandbike.
"We wanted to bring a more relevant product for the private segment before opening it up to them because we need to give the right solution to different segments. We are planning to come out with a higher range version for the Tigor which we will be bringing out in the market very shortly. That is the time when we intend to open it to the private buyers also," NDTV’s carandbike.com quoted Shailesh Chandra, President Electric Mobility Business & Corporate Strategy, Tata Motors, as saying.
Recently, the automaker announced price reduction on Tigor EV. The price of Tata Tigor has been slashed by Rs 80,000. Following the price reduction, Tata Tigor EV now costs Rs 11.58-11.92 lakh. The price reduction comes after the Modi government slashed the GST rate on electric vehicles from 12 per cent to 5 per cent. The government even reduced the GST rates on EV chargers from 18 per cent to 5 per cent. The reduced pricing on the Tigor will come into the effect from August 2019.
Tata Tigor EV is available in white, blue and silver colour options. It is powered by 72 V 3-Phase AC Induction Motor that churns out 30 kW (41 PS) and 105 Nm of torque. The car comes with a 16.2 kWh battery capacity and does 0-60 km/hr in 12 seconds. The Tigor EV can hit a top speed of 80 km/hr and has a certified full charge range of 142 km. 0-80 percent of normal charging takes 6 hrs while fast charging for 0-80 percent with 15 kW charger takes 90 mins.
The Tigor EV is also equipped with dual front airbags, ABS and rear parking sensors. Interestingly, these safety features ensures compliance with the new norms that come into effect on July 1, 2019. Apart from these features, the XT variant comes with 14-inch alloy wheels and electronically adjustable ORVMs.
Other features on both the electric trims include driver's seat height-adjust levers, power windows, body-coloured bumpers and door handles, LED tail-lamps, a climate control system, and a Harman built 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity.
Also, Tata Motors is offering a three-year/ 1.25 lakh kilometre warranty with the vehicle and the battery pack.