Now, everyone can buy an electric sedan from Tata Motors. Yes, Tata Motors has just launched the Tigor Electric compact sedan, for both private buyers and cab operators. The new Tigor Electric gets an enhanced range per charge of 213 kilometers. It’s priced at Rs. 9.44 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi for the base trim, thanks to the various tax benefits that the Indian government now bestows on electric cars. This sharp price tag makes the Tigor Electric cheaper than most top-end variants of compact sedans sold in India including the Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent and Honda Amaze.
The Tata Tigor Electric sedan is available in three trims: XE+, XM+ and XT+. The car will be available across 30 Indian cities initially, and Tata Motors is likely to expand availability to more cities in the coming months. This is the first electric car that Tata Motors will sell private buyers. The previous iteration of the Tigor Electric had a range of 140 Kms, and was a cab-only offering. The car gets a 3 year/1.25 lakh Kms warranty, and comes with both fast and slow charging ports.
Key new features on the Tata Tigor electric compact sedan include a new front grille, sport and regular drive modes, alloy wheels, EV decals on the outside, shark fin antenna, black and grey interior trim, a Harman stereo and a CVT automatic gearbox. The higher variants of the car get twin airbags while the base trim gets a single airbag. Other safety features such as ABS, reverse parking sensors, speed alerts and seat belt reminder are standard across all trims.
The Tigor Electric is available in three colours: Pearlescent white, Egyptian blue and Roman silver. Bookings are now open, and deliveries will begin shortly. The Tigor Electric is chiefly aimed at those who want an electric sedan for city use. While it can manage the occasional inter-city run, the range of 213 Kms will always be weighing on the mind of driver. The car is best used as a city commuter. The Tigor is also available with petrol, petrol AMT and diesel engined options. Prices of the regular engined Tigor start from Rs. 5.6 lakhs.
Mr. Ashesh Dhar, Head – Sales, Marketing and Customer Service, Electric Vehicle Business, Tata Motors Ltd. said,
Tigor EV Extended Range model aptly addresses the requirements of longer range applications and also provides higher revenue earning potential for our commercial customers. This new version builds on the success of the award winning Tigor EV, which is already deployed with several fleets and Government customers. This launch reinforces our commitment towards sustainable mobility solutions in India.