Tata Tigor EV (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Tata's first all-electric vehicle, the Tigor EV, was recently launched in India. Tigor EV is available in 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). However, the automaker has announced price reduction on Tigor EV. Well, it’s a good news for the ones who are planning to grab the Tata’s electric vehicle. The price of Tata Tigor has been slashed by Rs 80,000.
The price reduction comes after the Modi government slashed the GST rate on electric vehicles from 12 per cent to 5 per cent. The government even reduced the GST rates on EV chargers from 18 per cent to 5 per cent. The reduced pricing on the Tigor will come into the effect from August 2019.
Announcing the price reduction, Shailesh Chandra, President - Electric Mobility Business and Corporate Strategy, Tata Motors said, "In light of the recent announcement made by the government to slash the GST rates of all electric-powered vehicles from 12% to 5%, the price of Tata Motors' EVs, will be reduced by up to Rs 80,000 starting August 2019. The price reduction will be valid across all the variants of Tigor EV - XE (Base), XM (Premium) and XT (High). The Tigor EV which was earlier priced between Rs 12.35-12.71 Lakhs (ESP Mumbai) and will now be available to customers at a starting price of Rs 11.58-11.92 lakh. However, these prices do not include the FAME subsidy & TCS."
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 kilometre warranty with the vehicle and the battery pack.