Tata Motors recently unveiled the Tigor EV which will be going the new most affordable electric vehicle in India. The price and the range are not yet revealed about the Tigor EV. The booking amount has been set to Rs. 21,000. The Tigor EV now is based on the ZIPTRON technology, the current Tigor EV is based on Xpres-T technology.
The Tigor EV is now based on the facelifted version of the Tigor that was launched in 2020. Recently, the Tigor EV was spied without camouflage and the spy shots also give us an idea about the driving range now. We can see in the instrument console that the battery level is at 59 percent and it is still showing a driving range of 204 km. So, on a full charge, they should be able to do more than 300 km.
The battery pack measures 26 kWh which is a bit smaller than the 30.2 kWh of the Nexon EV compact SUV. Just like the battery pack of the Nexon EV, the battery pack of Tigor EV is also IP67 rated for water and dust resistance. Tata Motors also gives an 8-year warranty on the battery pack.
It gets a 55 kW electric motor that can generate a max power output of 73 hp and a peak torque output of 170 Nm which is significantly more than the torque output of Tigor powered by an internal combustion engine that produces 113 Nm and max power of 86 PS. The battery pack is specifically made to handle Indian conditions. Tigor EV can hit a 60 kmph in 5.7 seconds.
It will also come with regenerative braking which means that every time the driver brakes, some amount of energy gets stored in the battery pack. The Tigor EV also runs on special low resistance tyres that help in maximising the driving range. It comes with a CCS2 charging system that meets global standards. The battery can be charged using a household outlet. It will take around 8 hours to charge the battery up to 80 percent. You can also use a fast charger which can up to 80 percent in just 1 hour.
The Tigor EV will get some additional equipment over the regular Tigor. For instance, it will come with more than 30 connected car features, projector headlamps and a special blue paint job that is currently offered on the Nexon EV. Being an electric vehicle, the Tigor EV will also come with blue accents on the exterior as well as interior. There are blue accents around the fog lamps, humanity line and alloy wheels. You also get EV badging on the front grille and at the rear.
In the interior, there are blue accents on the upholstery, around the instrument cluster and AC vents. The instrument cluster is tweaked to work with an electric vehicle. There is automatic climate control and the gear lever has been replaced with a circular knob that helps in freeing up space. There will be two drive modes on offer, Drive and Sport. It also gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system sourced from Harman.