All-electric versions of Tiago hatchback and Tigor compact sedan powered by a 30kW electric motor
The all-electric versions of the Tata Tiago hatchback andTigorcompact sedan have got their first public showing at the 2018 Auto Expo. The two models are part of Tata’s big plans to offer a wide range of electric models in the years to come.
Save for some minute details, the Tiago EV andTigorEV are near-identical to their conventional-engine-powered versions on the outside. These versions get the addition ofblue decals on the sides and ‘EV’ badging on the grille. On the inside too, it’s only theunique knob-like gear leverto tell it apart from the standard version.
Both EVs run the same specification and are powered by a 3-phase AC induction motor with a peak output of 30kW at 4,500rpm. The power figure equates to about 40hp, so performance will be far from electrifying – and that’s before accounting for the effect of the added heft of the battery pack. Tata has not disclosed any numbers about range or battery capacity as yet, though the release does mention ‘fast charging’ capability.
Notably, Tata Motors had won a tender for the supply of 10,000 electric vehicles to the government-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) last year and started deliveries of the first lot ofTigorsin December 2017.
Tata is expected to launch the electric versions of the Tiago andTigorlater this year, but they won’t come cheap with prices likely to be upwards of Rs 10 lakh.
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