In a bid to further push the popularity of the electric vehicles in the Indian market, the government has introduced new GST slabs for them. From August 1st, 2019, buyers will have to pay Rs 80,000 less for the Tata Tigor EV. Current the vehicle is available in two versions – XM and XT. With the revised prices, which has come into effect this month, the entry-level XM variant gets a price tag of Rs 11.58 lakh, which is down from Rs 12.35 lakhs. The top-end XT version is now priced at Rs 11.92 lakh down from the Rs 12.71 lakh mark. It should be noted that even Mahindra eVerito gets a similar price cut of Rs 80,000 and it is not priced at Rs 10.71 lakh.
However, if you are planning to buy the Tigor EV in the Indian market, you won’t be able to do it, at least for the time being. Currently, the Tigor EV is only available to the fleet car owners. However, if you really want to live the vehicle and know about living with electric vehicles, ZoomCar is offering the Tigor EV on rent. The car is expected to be available for private car buyers in the coming times.
Recently, the Indian government announced that the GST on electric vehicles will be reduced to 5% from 12%. The new change brings down the price of the vehicle. The price of the Tata Tigor EV does not include the FAME benefits and road tax benefits. The government also announced free registration for the electric vehicles in India to further attract customers to cleaner vehicles.
Tata Motors won a bid to supply Tigor EV to the government. Tata has already started delivering the vehicles and many ministers have also started using it. This was done to reduce the carbon footprint of the ministers and promote the electric vehicles in the market.
The Tata Tigor EV looks identical to the regular version. However, there are a few changes like body graphics that add the differentiating factor. The Tata Tigor EV gets powered by a 30kW electric motor, which translates roughly into 40PS of maximum power. The torque output of the electric sedan is rated at 105 Nm. The Tata Tigor EV can do 140 km on a full charge according to the tests done by Modified Indian Driving Cycle. The top speed of the vehicle is set at 80 km/h.
The Tigor EV will soon be joined by other electric vehicles from the manufacturer in the coming months. The Tigor EV takes about 6 hours to charge completely through a household regular socket. However, with DC charging, it takes only about 90 minutes to charge to 80% of the battery level. Tata also offers a 3-year or 1.25 lakh km warranty on the Tigor EV.