Tata Tigor EV Latest Update
The Tigor EV is the all-electric derivative of the Tata Tigor compact sedan. While initial sales were restricted to commercial buyers, the Tigor EV...
The Tigor EV is the all-electric derivative of the Tata Tigor compact sedan. While initial sales were restricted to commercial buyers, the Tigor EV is now available to private buyers as well. 2019’s update brought in a higher capacity battery that has enhanced range to a claimed 213km. The Tigor EV is an interesting option to those keen on zero emissions motoring but the high asking price limits the car’s appeal.Read more
Tata Tigor EV Quick Review
Save for a few stickers and badges, there’s little to tell the Tigor EV apart from the combustion engine-powered versions of the Tata Tigor. ...
Save for a few stickers and badges, there’s little to tell the Tigor EV apart from the combustion engine-powered versions of the Tata Tigor. It’s got an interesting shape with the coupe-like roofline giving the car plenty of visual appeal. The Tigor EV is neatly done on the inside too. The dashboard is smartly laid out, the seats are well bolstered and the cabin is roomier than it may appear. There are some differences to the standard Tigor, however. For one, the tachometer makes way for a state of charge dial. Also, with the spare wheel positioned in the boot rather than under the floor, luggage room is down to a restrictive 255 litres.
The Tata Tigor EV’s electric motor produces the equivalent of 41hp which is an unremarkable figure for this size of car. Performance is adequate to keep up with the flow of traffic but the build of speed fizzles out after 50kph. Also, top speed is limited to 80kph so this is not a car suited to highway use. We are yet to do a full test but expect real-world range in the region of 130-150km on a full charge. A full charge from a wall charger takes 11.5 hours while a 15kW DC fast charger will juice up the battery pack to 80 percent in 2 hours.
In other respects, the Tigor EV feels no different to the regular Tigor. The steering is light and ride quality is decent.
Tata Tigor EV : Our Choice
The Tigor EV costs twice as much as a petrol engine-powered Tigor. While the Tigor EV’s significantly lower running and ownership costs are a plus, it...
The Tigor EV costs twice as much as a petrol engine-powered Tigor. While the Tigor EV’s significantly lower running and ownership costs are a plus, it’s simply too expensive to be considered an alternative to a conventional petrol or diesel car of the same size. Added government subsidies could bring prices down in the future, however. Read more
The Tigor EV is available in three variants but even the top-spec version feels pared down. Projector headlamps and a touchscreen infotainment system are some of the features you’ll miss. The mid-spec XM+ gets you dual airbags while the XT+ goes one up with its alloy wheels, remote locking and electric mirror adjust.