Tigor EV, the first electric car from the Tata Motors stable Credit: Tata Motors

Guwahati: Tata Motors has stepped into the electric vehicle segment with the recent launch of Tata Tigor EV, an electric version of the existing Tata Tigor. The sub-compact sedan is available only to fleet operators; it cannot be purchased by private buyers as of now.

Tigor EV is available in two variants: EV XM and EV XT, priced at Rs 9.99 lakh and Rs 10.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively. The Tigor EV offers the same set of comfort, connectivity and safety features available on the petrol-powered XM and XT variants of the sub-compact sedan on which the new electric version is based.

The comfort and convenience features like automatic climate control, power windows, Harman Kardon audio system with bluetooth connectivity, height adjustable driver seat and adjustable front headrests are offered as standard across both variants. Body-coloured bumpers and door handles, and LED tail-lamps are also the same for the variants.

The battery for Tigor EV can be recharged to 80% of its capacity in six hours using a normal charger

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The XT variant of Tigor EV has alloy wheels and electrically foldable ORVMs in addition. The safety features includes a basic level of safety kit dual front airbags, ABS and EBD, rear parking sensors, corner stability control and seat belt with pretensions, load-limiters and reminder ensuring that it conforms to the new safety norms that come into effect on July 1, 2019. The all-electric compact sedan has three exterior colour options — white, blue and silver.

The Tigor EV is powered by a 72V, 3-phase AC induction motor that puts out 40 BHP at 4,500 rpm and 105 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm. According to Tata’s claim, this version of Tigor can achieve 0-60 km/h in 12 seconds and can reach a top speed of 80 kmph. The electric motor is powered by a 16.2 kWh battery which can offer a maximum range of 142 km. The battery can be recharged to 80% of its capacity in 360 minutes that is six hours using a normal charger and the charging time can be reduced to 90 minutes by using a 15 kW fast charger.

Tata offers a three-year/1.25 lakh kilometre warranty with the vehicle and with the battery pack.

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