Tata Motors on Wednesday launched Tigor EV with an extended range to cater to both fleet and personal segment customers with price starting at Rs 9.44 lakh and Rs 12.59 lakh respectively.
The vehicle, which now comes with 213 km of range, qualifies for incentives under the FAME II scheme for commercial usage. The model, which comes in three trims, would be available across 30 cities.
The new version builds on the success of the earlier Tigor EV, which is already deployed with several fleets and government departments, Ashesh Dhar, Head-Sales Electric Vehicle Business, Tata Motors was quoted saying in a statement.
The first generation Tigor EV made its way out of Tata Motor’s plant in Gujarat few years ago. As part of its deal with the Indian government-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), Tata was expected to supply 10,000 electric sedans to the government enterprise.
The new version also supports dual charging ports, which can be used for fast charging and normal, which wasn’t available in the first model.
This Tigor EV will soon have a partner, as Tata announced that it will be launching the Tata Nexon EV in early 2020, which will be its first product to feature the Ziptron technology. The Nexon EV is expected to be priced between Rs 15 lakh to Rs 17 lakhs, according to an official press release from Tata.
The Tata Nexon EV plans to come with a range of about 300 km per charge, which should address most range anxiety issues.
Tata has also claimed the Nexon EV will be equipped with an efficient high voltage system, fast-charging capability, battery and motor with a warranty of 8 years, and adherence to IP67 (dust and waterproof) standards.
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