Tata Motors is one of the leading electric car maker in India. They recently strengthened their position in the segment with the launch of Tiago EV. Tata currently has electric versions of Nexon, Tigor and Tiago in the market. The best selling electric vehicle in India is Nexon EV and Tigor EV is also doing good numbers. Tata Tigor EV is positioned below Nexon EV and there are several review videos of the same available online. Here we have ownership review of a Tata Tigor EV after completing 38,000 km.
The video has been uploaded by Dileep Pg on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger talks to the owner of a Tata Tigor EV about his experience with the vehicle. The Tigor EV owner is in the construction business and as part of it, he has to travel anywhere between 150-200 km daily. He was first using a Maruti WagonR hatchback and had to spend almost Rs 45,000 for fuel every month. That is when he started thinking about electric vehicle but, Nexon EV was way out of his budget.
He then came across an advertisement of the Tigor EV and that is how he decided to buy that. He took the delivery of the car six months ago and he has already completed over 38,000 km. He has driven this car in various terrains and also took it out for long drives with family. The customer is from Kerala and he has driven the car to Mysore and Coimbatore couple of times. When he first switched to EV, he faced issues like lack of charging infrastructure and range anxiety. Over the time, the driving style changed and the owner now locates the charging stations before starting a journey.
He mentions that, planning is very important if you are going out with an EV on a road trip. You will have to include time for charging the car as well. As of now, the owner of this Tigor EV has not faced any issues with the car so far. The owner lives in a hilly area and he can be heard saying that, he has experienced wheelspins several times because of all the power from the motor. The Tigor EV is returning a driving range of 250-260 km on a daily basis. When it come servicing, till now he is very satisfied. As there are not many parts like an ICE vehicle, the service cost is less as well. He has also saved lakhs which he would have otherwise spent on fuel.
Owner then talks about things that he wished could have improved. He wants the public charging station experience for EVs to be more user friendly. He mentions that a person who is not friendly with technology might find charging stations extremely confusing. In order to make things simple, there should be a provision where they can simply use an ATM card or cash to recharge their vehicle like a petrol or diesel car. Other than this, the owner was very happy with the performance and overall ownership experience.