Recently, Tata has emerged as the biggest EV player in the Indian market. From Tata Nexon to Tata Tiago, the Indian automaker has been coming out with an electrified lineup to move toward the rapidly expanding EV market. Adding more to its affordable EV lineup, Tata has launched its new sub-compact sedan, Tata Tigor EV.
Back in 2017, Tata Motors won a tender to supply 10,000 Tigor EVs to the government-owned Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), and later the car was made available to select self-drive rental services like Zoomcar. However, that was more of a learning curve. The new Tata Tigor is quite different from the previous generation and is made specifically keeping in mind the private car owners.
The new 2021 Tigor EV is equipped with a Permanent Magnet Synchronous motor (instead of an AC induction motor) that puts out decent enough 74 BHP & 170 Nm. The larger 26 kWh battery pack gives the car an ARAI-certified range of 306 km (164 km more) making it one of the most long range EV is its segment. The Tigor EV has been launched starting at ₹11.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and the price range could go upto ₹13.14 lakh.
Given the high prices of fossil fuels, the cost of running a fossil fuel vehicle has been a pain point for many. Driving an EV car is surely easier on the pocket. The battery capacity of the new Tigor EV is 26 kWh, which means it will need 26 units of electricity for a complete charge. The per-unit cost of electricity depends on the slab that you are in & your location, but on average, it’s about ₹8 per unit. In this case, you’ll be paying ₹208 for a full charge. While the ARAI certified range is 306 km, you can expect a real-life driving range of <200 km under normal driving conditions.
Tata is trying to gain the first mover's advantage as the EV sector is constantly growing in India and still there are relatively lesser players in the market. In the future, sure we can predict a much more saturated market for EVs, but right now, Tata is emerging as the leader in the EV segment.
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