Tata Tigor Electric Vehicle (EV) has finally gone on sale in the Indian market; no fame incentives for private buyers
After months of testing and usage by select firms under pilot projects, the Tata Tigor EV has officially entered the Indian car market. It has been made available for both private and commercial segment. The new model is available in two mid-spec variants and prices start Rs 9.99 lakh onwards for commercial buyers.
The final ex-showroom prices of the Tata Tigor Electric are after including incentives from the FAME II scheme amounting up to Rs 1.62 lakh. Basically, the XM trim costs Rs 9.99 lakh, while the XT trim costs Rs 10.90 lakh. Without the incentives, these would have cost Rs. 11.61 lakh and Rs 11.71 lakh for the XM and XT trims, respectively.
With no FAME benefits for private buyers, the Tigor EV costs Rs. 11.61 lakh and 11.71 lakh (ex-showroom) for XM and XT respectively. The Tata Tigor Electric is available in three exterior colour options – white, blue and silver. Both the variants offer dual front airbags, ABS, front seatbelt reminder, high-speed alert and rear parking sensors. The safety kit helps the vehicle conform with the stringent safety norms that come into effect on 1 July 2019.
Between the two trims of the Tata Tigor Electric, the XT version additionally features 14-inch alloy wheels and powered outside rearview mirrors. Both the trims get 89 litres of lesser boot space than the fossil fuel-powered version, which is owing to the usage of the electric powertrain.
The features list of both the trims of the Tata Tigor Electric includes climate control, LED tail lights, height-adjustable driver’s seat, electric windows and a Harman-sourced 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity.
Powering the Tata Tigor Electric is a 72V, 3-phase AC induction motor that outputs 41 hp at 4,500 rpm and 105 Nm at 2,500 rpm. The motor draws power from a 16.2 kWh battery pack and is claimed to offer a driving range of 142 km on a single charge.
The battery pack can be charged to 80 per cent in 6 hours through a regular AC wall socket, while the same charge can be obtained in just 15 minutes on the usage of a 15kW fast charger. The Tigor EV is being sold with a 3-year/1.25 lakh km warranty.