Tata Motors unveils the Tigor EV
Indian manufacturer Tata Motors unveiled the Tigor EV, which is the company’s second electric car in the passenger vehicle segment following the Nexon EV. Tata Motors has opened online and dealership bookings at Rs 21,000 and sales will launch on August 31.
The Tigor EV delivers a peak power output of 55 kW and a peak torque of 170 Nm. The acceleration from 0 to 60 km/h is complete in 5.7 seconds. The Tigor’s 26 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack can be charged in about an hour on a 50 kW charger. On purchase, the vehicle also comes with a 15 Ampere AC wallbox charger for use at home. The range of the vehicle has not been confirmed but is expected to stand around 300 kilometres.
“The last few years belonged to the early adopters of EV in India but now it is the time of early majority to move to EV,” said Vivek Srivatsa, Head-Marketing, Passenger and Electric Vehicles Business Unit at Tata Motors, before adding: “The EV market has reached an inflection point and we need to cater to diverse customer needs and democratize the EV market further with another accessible and contemporary EV product.”
To compare, Tata’s first electric vehicle, the electric SUV Nexon launched at a price of INR 21,000, available in three variants. The Nexon can accelerate from 0-60 km/h in 4.6 seconds, with 100 km/h reached in 9.9 seconds. The range was also specified around 300 km, according to the manufacturer. The motor produces up to 245 Nm torque, drawing power from a high capacity 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery for the 129 PS permanent-magnet AC motor.