Government’s pledge to move to green mobility has given an impetus to the Indian EV segment that is set to witness launch of new entrants in the coming months. While Mahindra remains a pioneer in the segment in the domestic market, Tata Motors is also not too far behind. The company has already started supplying Tigor electric to the Indian government and is gearing up to launch an electric car in the country within two months, suggest media reports.
Based in Mumbai, Tata Motors is also planning to set-up an electric vehicle manufacturing unit in Andhra Pradesh. There are no further revelations on the same from the company, though an earlier report indicates the upcoming electric EV could be the Tigor electric. The Tigor EV is expected to be introduced for the private customers sometime during the current fiscal in a phased manner due to inadequacy of charging infrastructure. This is the primary reason for not just Tata Motors but other car giants also to delay launch of their electric models.
Coming to the Tata Tigor electric specifications, it is expected to get a 30 kW electric motor that will work in conjunction with a single-speed automatic gearbox. It is sourced from Electra EV-a major supplier of electric drive systems to the automotive sector. The Tigor electric uses a 216 Ah, 72 V battery, which can be charged from nil to 80 percent within 6 hours through a standard charger. The charging time can be reduced to 1.5 hours by using a fast charger.
According to the company, Tata Tigor is claimed to offer 130 km of driving range and 100 km/h of top-speed. In visual terms, the sedan gets a bunch of new styling elements that differentiate it from the standard version. That said, Tigor EV features an EV badge in front along with blue accents around the fog lamp housings. The blue ‘EV’ decals can be seen on each side as well as blue its gets an ‘EV’ badge on the fenders. A hint of blue is also visible on the 15-inch alloy wheels, though the wing mirror housings are finished in black. While the roof is painted in black, the rear features a blue tailgate garnish and a ‘Powered by Electra EV’ sticker. Carrying an electric system and other additional bits along with some styling changes, the Tigor EV will be priced way above its standard version.