Tata Motors today revealed the Tigor EV with the new design. Unlike the commercial version, which is now rebranded as Xpres-T, the passenger version will continue with the Tigor EV name. You can reserve a Tigor EV for Rs. 21,000.
The most notable change in the Tigor EV compared to the regular Tigor is the teal colour option. This colour gives a huge visual differentiation and will make the Tigor EV easily identifiable on the road. The teal accents spill over to the ‘grille’ area, wheels, AC vents, instrument cluster and upholstery.
Tata Tigor EV Specifications
The Tigor EV gets a 75PS electric motor with 170Nm of torque. This torque output is on par with Nexon turbo petrol but the immediate delivery of this torque at low speeds will make the Tigor EV feel like it’s even faster.
Compared to the commercial version of the Tigor electric, the Xpres-T, the Tigor EV makes 34PS more power and 65Nm more torque. The Tigor EV’s 26kWh battery is also about 20% larger than the Xpres-T.
Obviously, this more powerful motor will be demanding on the battery. But a rough calculation leads us to believe that because of the larger, even with the more powerful motor, the Tigor EV should manage to deliver 250km of range per charge. The Xpres-T’s long-range version is good for 213km of range with a 21.5kWh battery while the lower variant can cover 165km with a 16.5kWh battery pack.
Tata Tigor EV vs Xpres-T Engine Specifications
1h 50m (0-100%)
Tata Tigor EV Dimensions
The Tigor EV will remain identical to the regular Tigor in dimensions. The only difference could come in boot space and ground clearance. The Tigor electric uses the spare wheel well to store the batteries. So, the spare wheel sits in the boot. This leaves 316 litres of boot space. However, you have the option to remove the spare wheel and increase it to 375 litres. It’s worth noting that this is still 44 litres less than the petrol Tigor.
Unlike the Nexon EV, which lost 2% of its ground clearance after migrating to the electric powertrain, the Tigor EV may not have a lower clearance. The Xpres-T electric has a ground clearance of 176mm, which is 6mm more than the regular Tigor. If the new Tigor EV uses a similar setup to manage the extra battery weight, then the Tigor EV could also end up with considerably better clearance than the petrol Tigor.
Tata Tigor EV Dimensions
Boot Space (w/ spare wheel)
Boot Space (w/o spare wheel)
*Based on Xpres-T specs
Tata Tigor EV Features
Some of the notable features of the upcoming Tigor EV are:
Touchscreen infotainment with smartphone connectivity
8-speaker music system
Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
Sport mode selector
Height-adjustable driver seat
CCS2 fast charging compatible
Tata Tigor EV Expected Price
Factoring in the larger battery pack, more features and more powerful motor compared to the Xpres-T, the Tigor Electric should cost between. 11 and 13 lakh (ex-showroom) before subsidies. The Xpres-T costs Rs. 10 lakh with the larger battery pack.