After launching the Tata Tigor with petrol and diesel engines in March, Tata Motors will launch the Tata Tigor EV next. The company will produce the battery-powered variant at its Sanand plant, says a report from The Economic Times.
The Tata Tigor EV’s commercial rollout is unconfirmed as of now. Initially, Tata Motors will offer the zero emissions variant to the Indian government. The company recently won a bid to supply 10,000 EVs to EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Ltd). The Tigor EV is a part of this order, which is valued at INR 1,120 crore. The delivery will take place in two phases, 500 in the first lot, and 9,500 in the second lot. The delivery of the first lot will take place this November. Each EV will cost INR 11.2 lakh (including GST) and have a 5-year warranty period. Government departments will either purchase or lease the EVs from EESL.
EESL will procure all 10,000 EVs within nine months from the date of issue of letter of intent. Tata Motors currently produces the Tata Nano, Tata Tiago and Tata Tigor at its Sanand plant. This production facility has an annual capacity of 2.5 lakh units. The company may build the Tata Nano EV and Tata Tiago EV also at this plant. It is reportedly testing the Tata Nano EV in the country. As for the Tata Tiago EV, a prototype was unveiled at LCV 2017 in the UK last month.
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The Tata Tigor EV may have a mechanical setup very similar to that of the Tata Tiago EV. The latter has an electric motor generating 85 kW (113.94 hp) and 200 Nm of torque. Its lithium-ion battery pack provides a range of 100 km on full charge. The pure electric variant of the A-segment hatchback can reach from 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) in under 11 seconds and go further to claim a top speed of 135 km/h.
[Source: The Economic Times]