Tata Motors is working on a plan to sell the Tigor Electric Vehicle (EV) to private buyers as well. Currently, the Tigor EV is being sold to the state-run Energy Efficiency Service Limited (EESL). The automaker is considering a phased launch for the Tigor EV to private car buyers, with a city-specific approach. Tata Motors also wants to sell the Tigor EV in only those cities where electric car charging infrastructure is well established.
Mayank Pareek- President of Passenger Vehicle business, Tata Motors, said:
“We are thinking about it. It will happen in particular cities first, and then I think it should spread. We are talking to some customers and we have got an extremely good response. We have today the Zest, Bolt, Tiago, Tigor and all are possible to have an electric powertrain. But suppose we sell an electric car to somebody in Mumbai, where will he/she charge the vehicle? At the end we will be blamed. So I am working on customer satisfaction first. It’s like selling a car to somebody where there is no fuel pump and that is non-negotiable. Customer satisfaction should be the paramount.”
The exact specifications of the Tigor EV for the private car market is yet to be revealed. The Tigor EV that Tata Motors sells to the government has a range that is rated at 130 Kms with a top speed of 100 Kph. The car uses a 3-phase AC motor that produces 40 Bhp of peak power. The motor is built by Electra EV.
The gross vehicle weight of the Tigor EV is rated at 1,516 kilograms, making it about 200 Kgs heavier than the internal combustion-engined variants. The electric compact sedan’s dimensions remain unchanged though, with a sub-4 meter length, and a 2,450-mm wheelbase. Like the regular variants, the Tigor EV is a five-seater.