The Tata Tigor Electric might launch for private buyers in 2019. Currently, Tata Motors is supplying 10,000 Tigor EVs to the EESL (Energy Efficiency Services limited) under a tender. This car is powered by a 30 KW (40 BHP) electric motor. And the batteries promise to offer a range of 100 km.
The Tata Tigor Electric is currently under production by Tata Motors but is only available for the state-run EESL. The homegrown automaker has to supply 10,000 Tigor EVs to the government. These along with 10,000 more from Mahindra will replace the existing fleet of petrol/diesel run government cars in the near future. The Tigor Electric is based on the standard Tigor but uses a 30KW electric motor instead of the Revotron and Revotorq diesel engines. It comes with a Lithium-Ion battery pack which promises to offer a range of 100 km. This 30KW electric motor generates a power output which is equivalent to 40 BHP.
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Commenting on the occasion of the delivery of the first Tata Tigor Electric car, Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors, said, “This initiative of the Government of India to procure 10,000 electric vehicles is a bold step in terms of promoting green & sustainable transport solutions. We, at Tata Motors, are extremely proud to be part of this project and are supportive of the Government’s transformational vision of auto electrification in India. With Tigor EV, we have begun our journey in boosting e-mobility and will offer a full range of electric vehicles to the Indian customers. This tender has an effectively paved way for connecting our aspirations in the e-mobility space with the vision of the Government.”
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The Tigor Electric Car won’t launch before the last quarter of next year. However, the company will supply 10,000 units of the electric car to the Government of India over the next 2 years. So, basically, you’ll soon start seeing this car on public roads. In the first batch, only 500 cars will be delivered to the Government.
The 10,000 units of the electric Tigor will replace the petrol- and Diesel-powered car that the government officials have been using. Currently, estimates suggest that there are as many as 5 lakh Government cars in use.
In the winning bid, Tata Motors quoted a price of Rs 10.16 lakh per car to the Government. This price is exclusive of the GST. It will cost Rs 11.2 lakh if you factor in the GST. The Tigor EV won’t go on sale at least before a year. We are pretty sure the company will initially focus on delivering the 10,000 units to the Government first. The new Tata Tigor Electric car will be delivered in three trim variants – Base, Premium and High. For now, it will be available only in the ‘Pearlescent White’ colour with blue decals. All the three trims will come with FATC (Fully Automatic AC).
While the regular Tigor is on sale with 1.2-litre Petrol and 1.05-litre Diesel engines, the Tigor EV gets a 29.8 kW (39.95 hp) electric motor. This means that the Tata Tigor Electric car is less powerful than the Tiago EV, which offers a peak power of 85 kW (113.94 hp). The motor comes mated to a single speed automatic transmission.
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In terms of dimensions, there is no change. Hence, the new EV is 3,992 mm long, 1,677 mm wide and 1,537 mm tall. It has a 2,450 mm wheelbase. These figures are the same as those of the regular Tata Tigor. The Tigor electric car will become a direct rival to the Mahindra eVerito, which offers slightly more power (30.5 kW or 41 hp). However, let’s not forget that the Tigor is almost 200 KGs lighter.
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The exterior design of the electric Tigor is identical to the standard version of the notchback. It continues to come with the same compact dimensions. And also, it classic stout backend. The cabin of this electric car is also identical to the standard one.
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The rechargeable batteries will have a range of 100 KMs. While not much, but it’s still enough for usage in an urban environment.
So, what do you think about the Tata Tigor Electric car? Do you think the new EV is powerful enough for our kind of usage? Send your answers to us by pinning them down in the comments section below. Also, stay tuned to Carblogindia for latest news updates on cars and motorcycles relevant to India.
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