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Tata Motors is all set to launch four new electric vehicles (EVs) in India next year. Yes, you read it right. Well, the announcement of launch of four new electric vehicles (EVs) in the Indian market was made by Tata Motors Chairman N Chandrasekaran during an interaction with the shareholders at the 74th Annual General Meeting.
Among the EVs to be launched next year in India are Altroz EV, Nexon EV, Tigor EV's fresh version and an undisclosed model. The automaker had showcased Altroz EV at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show along with Altroz, Buzzard, Buzzard Sport and H2X Concept. The upcoming electric vehicle will get a permanent magnet AC motor with single-speed gearbox. Tata Motors is targeting a range of 250-300 km for Altroz EV, which is expected be priced over Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) in India.
Currently, Tata Motors is offering Tigor EV in India. It is Tata’s first all-electric vehicle, the Tigor EV, has been launched in India and will be available in the XM and XT trim levels. Tigor EV XM trim is priced at Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) while the XT trim will cost Rs 10.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
It is to be noted that Tata is retailing the Tigor EV only to cab aggregators and fleet operators currently. However, it will be available for private buyers soon.
Tata Tigor EV is available in white, blue and silver colour options. It is powered by 72 V 3-Phase AC Induction Motor that churns out 30 kW (41 PS) and 105 Nm of torque. The car comes with a 16.2 kWh battery capacity and does 0-60 km/hr in 12 seconds. The Tigor EV can hit a top speed of 80 km/hr and has a certified full charge range of 142 km. 0-80 percent of normal charging takes 6 hrs while fast charging for 0-80 percent with 15 kW charger takes 90 mins.
The Tigor EV is also equipped with dual front airbags, ABS and rear parking sensors. Interestingly, these safety features ensures compliance with the new norms that come into effect on July 1, 2019. Apart from these features, the XT variant comes with 14-inch alloy wheels and electronically adjustable ORVMs.
Other features on both the electric trims include driver's seat height-adjust levers, power windows, body-coloured bumpers and door handles, LED tail-lamps, a climate control system, and a Harman built 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity. Also, Tata Motors is offering a three-year/ 1.25 lakh kilometer warranty with the vehicle and the battery pack.
Apart from Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, MG and Audi will also introduce electric vehicles in India very soon. On July 9 this year, Hyundai had launched Kona for an introductory price of Rs 25.30 lakh (ex-showroom) and within 10 days of the launch, the electric SUV received 120 confirmed bookings.