Tata Motors first dispatched a bunch of Tigor EVs to the EESL. Now, they have tied-up with Zoomcars in Pune for deployment of Tigor EVs. The Tata Tigor EV will be available as a self-drive car for Pune folks or those visiting Pune. There are more than 500 Tigor EVs available at the moment in the Zoomcar fleet. Tata’s rival, Mahindra, too has its electric vehicles deployed in the Zoomcar fleet.
Tell me more about the Tata Tigor EV
The Tata Tigor EV looks just like the regular car and in fact also has a grille. It also has a 30kW three phase AC induction motor that gives a claimed range of 130km. Tata Motors says that the Tigor EV can be charged in six hours using the standard charger. A fast charger will reduce the time to 1.5hrs. The end result is zero emissions and less burden on fossil fuels.
The Tata Tigor EV boasts the same space quotient as the regular car. It has an automatic transmission and a single gear. The instrument cluster is different than the regular car. It is replaced by an energy meter that will show the details of the charge available and the energy regained while cruising or braking. Tata Motors has equipped the mid-spec trim of the Tigor with this electric powertrain. Hence you will not get features like front fog lamps as well as automatic climate control. Alloy wheels though are part of the deal.
It is likely that Tata Motors is using these platforms to gauge the response to the EV before rolling it out commercially. In this manner, they will also be able to study the vehicle behaviour and get real-life data in the process. This will eventually help them fine tune the car before making it available for public consumption.