Indian Government intends to make India an all electric car market by the year 2030 and home grown manufacturers like Tata and Mahindra have been on the forefront of that ambitious dream ever since. Recently, Tata Motors secured an order of 10,000 Tigor EV cars by EESL and the first batch of 250 cars has been flagged off by the chairman Ratan Tata himself.
The company is supposed to deliver 350 cars in the first phase of delivery and the remaining 100 Tata Tigor EV cars will be delivered soon.
About the Tigor Electra EV car delivered to the EESL
Tata has been not exactly the country’s favourite family car maker but things have drastically changed with the launch of Tiago and the Tata Tigor compact sedan based on the former itself. With the electric version of the same compact sedan called the Tata Tigor EV the company wants to maintain its lead in the EV segment that has little to no presence in the country so far. The Tigor EV gets a 29.5Kw motor sourced from Electra EV which makes a peak output of 40BHP. Electra EV is the same company that supplies the electric motor for the Jayem Neo which is essentially the Tata Nano put together by Jayem motors for OLA cabs.
The Tata Tigor EV other than the electric power train is the same car as the petrol-powered compact sedan and can seat five people. The electric motor from the car will supposedly give you a driving range of 125 kilometres on a full charge.
Tata Tigor EV already competes with the Mahindra e-verito sedan
Tata Motors might have secured an order of 10,000 Tata Tigor EV cars but it was not the only one in the race. Apparently, Mahindra too had placed a bid for their E-Verito electric sedan but lost to Tata by a huge margin. The Tata Tigor EV was offered to the EESL for 11 Lakh Rupees which included GST and a 5 year warranty and hence made better sense than the Mahindra E-Verito’s 13 lakh asking price with just 3 years of warranty.
The Tata Tigor EV will not be sold to the public as of now and is limited to the EESL for now.