Tata Tigor EV Introduces Affordable Electric Cars

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The increase in petrol prices and adverse pollution has paved the way towards using electric cars for better consumption.

Electric vehicles in India were either too expensive, for example, Hyundai Kona and MG ZS; over Rs 20 lakh or had too little driving range like Mahindra e2o Plus; 110-140km.

The launch of Tata’s Nexon EV covered all the shortcomings of electric cars. It’s affordable at Rs 13.99 lakh and has a good driving range of 312 km without letting consumers worry about the battery capacity.

The launch of Tata’s Nexon EV covered all the demerits as it found a sweet spot in electric mobility, attracting many consumers. The Tigor EV is even more affordable, with a price range of Rs 11.99 lakh.

However, it has a smaller-capacity battery and slightly lesser driving range (306 km)
Tigor EV and its features.

Unlike cars born electric, the Tigor EV is turned-electric with an electric motor. A battery pack will replace the petrol engine. The battery pack has a 26-kWh lithium-ion battery.

It is evident that electricity and water is a dangerous combination; however, Tata claims that their Tigor EV’s battery is IP67-certified and can withstand being submerged in water up to a meter deep, or 3.3 feet, for half an hour.

Tata Motors is ramping up its public charging network for convenience by providing free home charging installation facilities. The company is also providing consumers with hone setting features that can be conveniently done overnight.

How does it function?

Looking back at the earlier vehicle inventions, consumers find it natural to compare the Tigor EV with the petrol version; both are generations apart.

This electric car has few characteristic features that make it different from standard cars-
Firstly, the Tigor EV has a unique characteristic that produces a whining sound.

Secondly, there are zero vibrations inside the cabin of the vehicle. Thirdly, it is quicker in the Sport mode as it accelerates from 0-60 km/h in just 5.7 seconds.

Most EVs are required to be connected so that the car can locate a charging station. The Tata technology introduces ZConnect that monitors battery charge levels, available range, charging history, nearest charging stations, etc.

Earlier showroom prices of other cars from Tigor EV start at Rs 11.99 lakh. Compared to the Tigor petrol with a price range of Rs 7.82 lakh, one can witness the difference at an approximate price of Rs 4.17 lakh.

The price range between the two vehicles is too steep to attract the petrol buying consumers to electric cars. There are, however, other advantages that a buyer cannot ignore when it comes to electric vehicles.

The running cost of the Tigor EV is at a price range of Rs 1 per km while for the petrol it is Rs 5-6 per km. Secondly, an EV will have comparatively lower maintenance due to its minimal lubrication and eight-year battery warranty.

Therefore, the more you drive an electric car, the lower the running costs, according to Tata’s calculations on the Tigor EV website.

One will have to drive 44 km per day for five years to recover that extra money you have paid (this doesn’t account for interest costs, but let’s say lower maintenance costs will balance these). Overall, the Tigor EV strengthens the case for electric cars in India.

Electric Cars can be of great significance because it has its advantages. The stark rise of petrol has made it difficult for consumers to maintain transportation costs as well.

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