Tata Motors opens pre-bookings for new Tigor EV ahead of August 31 launch
With the EV market in India reaching an inflection point, Tata Motors is keen to expand its reach. The new Tigor EV, now with Ziptron tech, aims to replicate what the Nexon EV has achieved.
Tata Motors has announced opening of pre-bookings for its second electric passenger vehicle – the new Tigor EV – which will be officially launched on August 31. The electric sedan can be booked at select Tata dealerships at Rs 21,000 starting today.
This is the new e-avatar of the sedan. The Tata Tigor EV first rolled out from the Sanand plant in Gujarat on December 6, 2017. Since then, till end-June 2021, the original Tigor EV has sold a total of 2,002 units, as per Autocar Professional’s data analytics with a fiscal year high of 1,039 units in FY2020.
The Tata Nexon EV, which rolled out in January 2020, is currently the best-selling electric PV in the country with over 6,000 units sold since launch.
The new Tigor EV, available in the signature Teal Blue colour, is powered by the proven high-voltage Ziptron technology. The Tigor EV delivers a peak power output of 55 kW and a peak torque of 170 Nm. It accelerates from 0 to 60kph in 5.7 seconds. It comes with 26 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack which is efficiently packaged, providing highest on-board energy in the segment. Tata says the eo-friendly sedan offers a superior driving dynamics and handling aided by lower centre of gravity and balanced suspension setup offering a comfortable ride.
The Tigor EV has got an IP 67 rated battery pack and motor to make it weather and worry-proof and comes with an 8-year and 160,000 KM battery and motor warranty. It is based on a proven platform with rear crash compatible structure and also complies with ODB 64 test standard. The Impact Resistant Battery Pack casing of Tigor EV complies with AIS - 048 standard for nail penetration at Cell Level. The new Tigor EV is compatible with globally acceptable CCS2 charging protocol and can be fast charged as well as slow charged from any 15 A plug point.
In terms of features, the Tigor EV gets a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 4 speakers and 4 tweeters, iRA connected car tech, multi-function steering wheel, automatic climate control, digital instrument cluster, and much more.
On the safety front, the Tigor EV gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, rear parking camera and seatbelt reminder.
According to Vivek Srivatsa, Head - Marketing, Passenger and Electric Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, “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. With an immensely successful experience with the Nexon EV, we can confidently state that EVs are rapidly becoming mainstream. The EV market has reached an inflection point and we need to cater to diverse customer needs and democratise the EV market further with another accessible and contemporary EV product. We are ecstatic to unveil our second electric car in the personal segment. With the all-new Tigor EV, we want to lead this evolution to mainstream EVs in India with a message to all automotive enthusiasts to Evolve to Electric.”
“Built on 5 strong pillars of Performance, Technology, Reliability, Charging and Comfort, Ziptron technology has enabled Tata Motors to dispel, to a large degree, the popular myths surrounding the EVs today with respect to power, monsoon usage, reliability, suitability for long-distance driving, frequency of charging and so on. With growing demand for EVs, it is imperative to offer a choice of EV options to customers who want to switch to electric and we are delighted to extend the high-voltage Ziptron EV architecture to our second offering in the personal EV segment – the Tigor EV,” said Anand Kulkarni, Vice- President, Product Line, Electric Vehicle and ALFA Architecture - Passenger Vehicle Business, Tata Motors.
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