tech2 News StaffAugust 11, 2021 12:54:27 PM IST
Tata Motors has revealed that its next launch is a revamped Avatar electric car that has been on sale before – the Tata Tigor EV. A few years ago, Tata had introduced the Tigor EV to state authorities and equipment buyers, and in 2019 it was also made available to private buyers, but found few buyers because its range and performance were somewhat limited. However, Tata now promises to address these concerns by introducing the revamped Tigor EV with its Ziptron technology, which it has now previewed in a teaser video.
Technically, the Tigor EV was never discontinued — a few weeks ago, it was converted to the Xpres-T and placed only in the Navy’s bid. However, despite the facelift, the compact electric sedan continued its older 72-volt architecture and 21.5 kWh battery. Tata’s Ziptron technology – introduced with the Tata Nexon EV – features much better features than the Xpres-T transmission. In addition, the new Tigor EV (aimed at private buyers) seems to have a few new exterior cues, such as electric blue tones for the wheels, projector headlights, and LED DRLs integrated into the front bumper that set it apart from its fleet model. Another key differentiator is the wide range of color options. The Xpres-T is only available in white and the steel wheels have sporty plastic covers.
Tata’s Ziptron-powered vehicles feature a high-voltage over 300-volt synchronous electromagnetic motor that is ahead of the 72-volt AC induction-type motor in series performance. In the Nexon EV, Tata installed a larger 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery, and while it is not yet known whether the Tigor EV has the same size battery, but if so, it is clear that its range is much higher than the Xpres-T’s 213 km alleged distance and is likely to remove the 300 km limit. Tata Motors has previously revealed that Ziptron vehicles have a range of “at least 250 kilometers”, so the range of the new Tigor EV is sure to break that figure.
The performance of the new Tata Tigor EV is also a leap and a half compared to the performance of the Xpres-T. Its engine is likely to produce more than 120 hp and 240 Nm of torque, which should bless the Tigor EV from 0-100 km / h in less than 10 seconds and top speed closer to the 120 km / h mark. In addition, Ziptron technology allows the Tigor EV to be quickly charged to 0-80% in about an hour; a significant improvement over the Xpres-T, which takes about twice as long.
The cake on top of the cake is the CCS2 charging standard that Tigor EV adheres to, giving it access to India’s rapidly expanding EV charging network. And on top of all that, the Tata Tigor EV is likely to be below the price of the Tata Nexon EV, which is currently priced at 13.99 million to 16.85 million rubles (ex-showroom).
The launch of the new Tata Tigor EV is likely to take place in the coming weeks, and it is a good time as several states – including Maharashtra and Gujarat – have introduced profitable incentives for electric car buyers. Maharashtra in particular is currently offering support of up to 2.5 million rubles for electric cars and SUVs, from which the new Tata Tigor EV is likely to benefit greatly.