The Ziptron powered Tigor EV gets a 75hp electric motor instead of the older car’s 41hp
The new TataTigor EV, that is powered by the carmaker’s Ziptron EV powertrain technology, has just been launched with prices starting at Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The car is available in three trims - XE, XM, and XZ+. The 2021 model is aimed at private buyers rather than government and fleet operators like the previous version. Bookings for the Tigor EV have already opened, both via Tata dealerships and online.
The recently introduced Xpres-T version of the Tigor EV (also based on the facelifted Tigor) caters only to fleet operators.
Uses new 75hp, Ziptron powertrain
Based on the Tigor facelift
Fast charging allows 0-80 percent charge in 1 hour
Here's a look at the detailed price list of the 2021 Tata Tigor EV.
Tata Tigor EV price (ex-showroom, India)
Rs 11.99 lakh
Rs 12.49 lakh
Rs 12.99 lakh
XZ+ Dual Tone
Rs 13.14 lakh
2021 Tata Tigor EV: powertrain and charging
The powertrain is new in the 2021 Tigor EV, which gets Tata’s advanced Ziptron high-voltage architecture that uses a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor producing 75hp and 170Nm. These output figures allow for a 0 to 60kph time of 5.7 seconds (claimed).
The Tigor EV’s battery pack is a 26kWh Lithium-ion unit, which along with the electric motor have been rated to IP67 water and dustproofing standards. The Tigor EV is capable of fast charging and can be topped up from 0 to 80 percent in just 60 minutes. To offer its customers peace of mind, Tata also offers an 8 year/1,60,000km warranty on the battery and motor.
The Ziptron Tigor EV has a claimed ARAI range of 306km, which is considerably more than the older model’s 142km and 213km range for the standard and extended range version respectively.
Here's a look at how the new Tigor EV's powertrain and battery compares to the Xpres-T and the pre-facelioft Tigor EV.
Tata Tigor EV specification comparison
2021 Tigor EV
Pre-facelift Tigor EV
2021 Tata Tigor EV: exterior design
In terms of styling, the new Tigor EV is based on the standardTigor facelift that was introduced early last year. While it looks very similar to the ICE (internal combustion engine) version, there are some key differentiators. The biggest among them being the gloss black panel with an electric blue accent that sits in place of the traditional grille.
The Tigor EV also gets blue highlights inside the headlamps and on the 14-inch stylised steel wheels, which feature a new design. Compared to the X-Pres T, the new Tigor EV additionally gets projector headlamps and revised fog light housing with LED Daytime Running Lamps integrated in the front bumper. The Tigor EV is available in two color options - Signature Teal Blue and Daytona Grey.
2021 Tata Tigor EV: interior and features
Inside, the cabin design looks very similar to the standard Tigor. However, Tata has given the Tigor EV blue accents on the interior too, to help differentiate it from its petrol-powered sibling. The gear lever has also been replaced with a rotary dial for the drive mode selector.
On the equipment front, the Tigor EV gets a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, iRA connected car tech, 4 speakers and 4 tweeters, automatic climate control and a digital instrument cluster. In terms of safety, the Tigor EV gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, rear parking camera and seat belt reminder. Tata has even secured a4-star Global NCAP ratingfor the Tigor EV.
2021 Tata Tigor EV: price and rivals
The Tata Tigor EV Ziptron has been priced well and undercuts Tata’s current most affordable mass market EV – the Nexon EV (Rs 13.99-16.85 lakh). What this means is that the Tigor EV is now the most affordable EV available to private buyers in India. This pricing and the lack of many EV models in our market, means that the Tigor EV currently does not have any direct rivals.