The Tigor EV Extended Range version gets a bigger, 21.5kWh battery pack & a handful of feature additions; is officially available for purchase to individual private buyers.
After hinting at its reveal last month, Tata Motors has now officially launched the Tigor EV Extended Range (ER) version, priced at ₹ 9.44 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi) for the entry-level variant. The ex-showroom price includes all government subsidies & applicable FAME-II incentives. Tata Motors has also taken this occasion to formally open the sales of the Tigor EV to individual private buyers as well (until now, the Tigor EV was only available for purchase to fleet operators & government officials).
Launched in three variants (XE+, XM+ & XT+), the Tigor EV ER version is powered by a bigger, 21.5kWh battery pack (16.2kWh on the standard model), which gives it a longer on-paper driving range of 213km (up from the standard car's 142km). The Tigor EV ER also gets a dose of additional features, like new driving modes (Drive & Sport), two charging ports (fast-charging & standard AC charger), a Harman audio system & dual airbags (on XM+ & XT+ variants only). Further, Tata is offering a 3-Year/1,25,000km standard warranty with the Tigor EV ER version.
Commenting on the launch of the new variant, Mr Ashesh Dhar, Head (Sales, Marketing & Customer Service - EV Business) at Tata Motors said, 'The Tigor EV Extended Range model aptly addresses the requirements of longer-range applications & also provides higher revenue-earning potential for our commercial customers. This new version builds on the success of the award-winning Tigor EV, which is already deployed with several fleets and Government customers. This launch reinforces our commitment to sustainable mobility solutions in India.'
In 2018, numerous government officials had refused to use the Tigor EVs that were a part of their respective ministry fleets, as they had complained the cars were not even able to achieve a driving range of 80km on a single charge. Hopefully, with the arrival of the Extended Range version, this should no longer be an issue.