Tata Motors today announced its first electric car for personal buyers, a more-practical version of its Tigor EV that goes up to 213 kilometers on a single charge (ARAI-certified) with a starting ex-showroom price of Rs 9.44 lakh.
The older version of Tigor EV that came with a claimed range of 142 kilometers per charge was limited for sales to Government and commercial fleet buyers but the extended-range version will be sold to personal buyers too, Tata Motors said.
The car is equipped with a 21.5 kWh battery pack and has two charging ports, fast charging as well as slow AC charging.
The vehicle qualifies for subsidies under the government’s program to promote the adoption of electric vehicles and the ex-showroom price is inclusive of this. Tata said that the car will be available in three different variants and will be sold in 30 cities in the country.
“Tigor EV Extended Range model that suitably addresses the requirements of longer-range applications and also provides higher revenue earning potential for our commercial customers,” a company spokesperson said.
Tata Motors had announced last week that an electric version of its popular compact SUV Nexon will be launched in the market by the first quarter of 2020 at an expected price of Rs 15-17 lakh.