Tata Tigor EV teased; equipped with Nexon’s Ziptron technology

Saptarshi Mondal

Tata Motors Will soon expand its electric vehicle product portfolio in India Tigor The EV will be powered by the company’s Ziptron EV power system. Before its launch in the next few weeks, Tata Motors released a teaser video showing the Tigor EV in complete disguise.

  • Ziptron powertrain for Nexon EV
  • Xpres-T EV’s styling and function upgrade
  • More than 250 kilometers of cruising range and fast charging

The updated Tata Tigor EV: what to expect

A few weeks ago, Tata Motors launched an electric Tigor facelift—— Xpres-T – But it only applies to fleet buyers. Tata Xpres-T uses the old Electra 72V architecture and is equipped with a 21.5kWh battery pack-and Tigor EV before facelift – This also applies to private buyers.

However, the new Tigor EV for private buyers uses Ziptron powertrain technology, which is Nexans electric carThe advanced Ziptron high-voltage 300V+ architecture uses a permanent magnet synchronous motor, which is far superior to the 72V AC induction motor of Xpres-T.

For example, the Nexon EV uses a 95kW electric motor and a 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which can produce 127hp and 245Nm of peak torque, and claims that it can travel 312km on a single charge. Although Tata has not confirmed the exact output data and battery size of the Tigor EV based on Ziptron, it will definitely be much larger than the 41hp and 105Nm torque produced by the Xpres-T.

Tata Motors has previously stated that the Ziptron vehicle has a cruising range of at least 250 kilometers, which means that the Tigor EV may reach this number; we expect it to be closer to the popular Nexon EV. In contrast, Xpres-T can only provide up to 213 kilometers of cruising range.

The new Ziptron technology brings fast charging. Using a fast charger, Nexon EV can be charged from 0% to 80% in 60 minutes, while a regular household charging takes about 7 to 8 hours. The charging time of Tigor EV is expected to be similar, which is a significant improvement over the charging time of Xpres-T. Ziptron technology also allows regenerative braking on the Nexon EV, and can also be provided on the Tigor EV.

Tata Tigor EV: design and interior update

Xpres-T and Tigor EV Ziptron are aimed at completely different audiences, so Tata Motors will seek to further differentiate the latter in terms of styling and function.

The preview video shows that Tigor EV will be equipped with an LED DRL projector headlamp integrated in the front bumper; Xpres-T uses only halogen bulbs. The alloy wheels also have an electric blue tint. Although Xpres-T is only available in white, we expect the Tigor EV powered by Ziptron to have a wider range of color options. In addition, compared with the conventional Tigor, the EV version uses a closed grille.

Internally, Tigor EV is expected to have more features than Xpres-T. Compared with Xpres-T, the biggest upgrade should be the inclusion of a touch screen infotainment system, which is only equipped with a Harman audio system with Bluetooth connectivity. We also want blue highlights inside.

Tata Tigor EV: Expected price

The Tata Tigor EV Ziptron may be lower than the Nexon EV’s price range of Rs 1,399-1685 lakhs, and may be about Rs 15-20 lakhs more expensive than the current ICE-powered Tigor with a maximum of Rs 7,82 lakhs.

This also means that the upcoming Tigor EV may be the most affordable electric car that Indian private buyers can buy. Tata Motors has already taken the lead in the electric car race in India, and with the new electric Tigor, they may eventually have a place in the electric car field of the mass market.Tata is also committed to Tigor’s CNG version, Further enriching the fuel selection of compact cars.

All prices are for the former showroom, Delhi

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