After a long wait, Tata Motors has finally teased their second electric vehicle, the Tigor EV. It will be powered by the Ziptron technology that Tata Motors use for their Nexon EV which has been a successful product in the Indian market. The electric compact sedan was teased in a video of Nexon EV going uphill. The Tigor EV was wearing full-body camouflage.
Recently, the facelifted version of the Tigor EV was launched in India but it was based on the Xpres-T technology which uses old Electra 72V architecture. It comes with a 21.5kWh battery pack which is the same as the previous Tigor EV.
The Xpres-T is offered with a regular battery pack and an extended battery pack. The regular or standard battery pack has a capacity of 16.5 kWh and has a range of 165 km. The extended battery pack on the other hand has a capacity of 21.5 kWh and has a range of 213 km.
When compared the Ziptron technology is more modern and way ahead of the Xpres-T. It is based on a high voltage 300V+ architecture. The Ziptron uses a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor as compared to the induction-type motor of Xpres-T.
The Tigor EVs specs are still not known but what we do know is that it will be much higher than the current Tigor EV which produces just 41 hp of max power and 105 Nm of peak torque. The Nexon EVs Ziptron drivetrain is capable of producing 127 hp of max power and 245 Nm of peak torque. It uses a 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery and a 95 kW electric motor.
Earlier, Tata Motors said that the Ziptron is capable of returning at least 250 km. So, we expect the Tigor EV to offer at least 250 km as compared to the 213 km driving range of the current Tigor EV with the extended battery pack.
The Tigor EV would also offer regenerative braking and it would also be able to use fast charging technology like the Nexon EV. The Nexon EV can be charged up to 80 percent in just 60 minutes using a fast charger whereas the regular home charger would take 8 hours.
The Tigor EV would come with some cosmetic upgrades as well that will make it easier to identify. It will get a projector setup and the LED Daytime Running Lamps are placed near the fog lamp housing. The Xpres-T is only offered in white colour. However, this will not be the case with the Ziptron powered Tigor EV. The alloy wheels are also new and get blue accents. The blue accents should also be there on the exterior. There will be no grille up-front because of being electric. The differences would just be like the Nexon and the Nexon EV. There will also be EV badging on the front and at the rear.
On the inside, you will get blue accents around the air conditioning vents. There will be a multi-functional steering wheel, automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment system and a multi-information display that should show the driving data.