The electric vehicle is the future and Tata Motors has become the pioneer in this field. Tata Motors is coming up with a new EV for their Indian consumers with the all-new Tata Tigor EV with its Ziptron EV technology, which is set to be launch on 31st August 2021. Ahead of its official launch, the automaker released a video featuring F1 racer Narayan Karthikeyan, who is initially shown driving Tata Nexon on Kolli Hills, which has an altitude of 1400 meters with 70 hairpin turns. It is later followed by Tata Tigor EV Ziptron in a camouflage avatar soon after, which is soon shown appreciated by the racer at the end of the drive experience.
To begin with, Tigor EV Ziptron is aimed at passenger vehicle audience, which has an improved expected range of over 250 kilometres on a single full charge and is powered by Ziptron technology. Tata Tigor EV has already been launched earlier which was renamed as Xpres-T. It used to be powered by a 72V 3-phase motor with a power of 40hp and 105Nm of torque.
It had a range claim of 213kms on a single full charge. Although the automaker hasn’t divulged the powertrain details, Tigor EV is expected to have the same EV architecture of Nexon EV of 21.5kWh battery pack, supporting the old Electra 72V and will boast of higher performance figures over X-pres-T. If the battery pack used would be bigger 30.2kWh, then there is a possibility that the new Tigor EV can offer a range close to 300 kms on a single full charge.
Being a sedan, it is more aerodynamic and is even lighter in comparison to Nexon EV and thus, it is expected to give more range despite the fact that it is low on battery power in comparison, along with a faster pick-up. Tata Ziptron EV powertrain is equipped with fast charging abilities, just like its big brother, Nexon EV taking 60 minutes to charge about 80% on a quick charge and 7-8 hours on a regular power socket.
Features (Exterior-Interior) & Safety Features & more
Based on the teaser, the new drive will have projector headlights, bumper-mounted LED DRLs, and diamond-cut alloy wheels with electric blue accents as the key exterior highlights. Ziptron is developed keeping in mind the Indian climatic and traffic conditions and is more focused on private purchasers.
This upcoming EV consists of a high voltage 300V+ permanent magnet synchronous motor and a lithium-ion battery with a liquid cooling system & AC/DC charging. The battery pack is water and dust-resistant and is housed in a high-steel base. Some of the other key features may include an enclosed grille, a touchscreen infotainment system, a Harman-sourced audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, a round gear dial, blue color accents & more.
Keeping in mind the DNA of Tata Motors, the safety features are 4-star rated which include ABS + EBD, seat-belt reminder, dual front airbags, reverse parking sensors & high-speed alert. In the earlier version, the battery pack was kept in the booty space which created space crunch in the boot, but this new version comes with a good boot space too.
Tata Tigor EV Ziptron Price Alert
Tata Tigor EV Ziptron could come priced at ₹1.5 lakh to ₹2 lakh more, compared to the ICE-equipped counterpart. This would likely make it the most affordable EV in the price range of ₹10 lakh, undercutting its own Nexon EV in this price bracket. It is therefore expected to be priced from ₹10lakh onwards.
Considering all of the above propositions, Tigor EV is coming into the market, providing the right time to make the switch to the future of cars EV, at a modest price. The Tigor EV is available for pre-booking at Rs 21,000 online or via Tata dealerships, and the new EV will be launched on August 31.