The Tigor EV is not available in Dealers as of March 2019, but we managed to test drive the car for few hours.
Here are some talking points.
- The Tigor has a DC fast charging port and an AC slow charging port. The former is where you would expect the fuel tank refill port to be, but for some weird reason, the latter is located inside the boot!
- In a similarly weird vein, the brake lamps are at the back where you’d expect them to be, but the tail lamps are located just under the roof of the car at the back.
- The boot is spacious at 300 litres capacity, but the spare tyre’s stored in it, which compromises some of the space.
- The front of the car has a sleek look, although we think it could have done without the old-fashioned honeycomb look of the grill.
What we also liked was that, Tata opted to use - The lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO 4) battery, just like what Mahindra did with the e2o, e2o Plus and the e-Verito. The chemistry has much more heat tolerance compared to chemistries used in electric cars around the world and in a country like India, that is important.
Also, we would like to know the following
- Did Tata Motors make this car only for the EESL Tender?
- Will we see be any improvements for the consumer version of the Tigor EV?
- When will be the Tigor EV be launched in Dealers?