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Though The All-Electric Tata Tigor Achieves The Distinction Of The Best Selling EV In India, The Race Is Yet At Early Stages.  The Big Question Is Whether The Tata Sedan EV Has The DNA For Long Term Success, When The Indian EV Market Becomes Mature. Only Time Will Tell!  

  • Yes, we are all familiar with the Tata Group, well known across industries, to include the automotive sector.  The Group conducts its primary activities in the automotive sector via its company, Tata Motors. For those of you less familiar with the origin of Tata Motors, the company was established pre-independence in 1945 as Tata Engineering And Locomotive Company (TELCO).  
  • The Tata group’s automotive ambitions are far beyond the borders of Inida.  In fact, Tata owns the famed marque and automotive company, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).  JLR is well known among other models, for its all-electric Jaguar I-PACE SUV, which has achieved significant recognition and success in global markets, to include, the United States and the United Kingdom.  
  • The Tata Tigor, internal combustion engine (ICE) passenger car was launched in 2017 and originated from the Tata Tiago hatchback.  
Tata Tigor electric car
The All-Electric Tata Tigor (credit: Tata)
  • Though the Tata Tigor EV was initially launched in 2018, for use by the Government of India (GoI), the four-door pure electric Tata Tigor sedan was launched for the private market in October 2019.  Since its launch, the electric vehicle has performed well, with recent reports suggesting it to be the best successful passenger electric vehicle (669 units sold).   The EV is also being acquired by fleet customers (commercial customers). The Tata Tigor EV is very similar in appearance to the petrol Tata Tigor, except for minimal changes.  
  • The Tigor EV has a 21.5 kWh high energy density lithium-ion battery, with an emission-free range of 213 km on a single charge.   The EV has a fast charging socket, capable of charging up to 80% within 120 minutes (15kW charger). Home charging takes up to 11.5 hours.  
Tata Tigor electric car
The All-Electric Tata Tigor (credit: Tata)
  • The eco-friendly Tata Tigor is available in three variants: XE+, XM+ and XT+. Prices start at Rs 9.54 lakhs fot the XE+ (ex-showroom), with highest spec variant, the XT+ priced at Rs 9.85 lakhs (ex-showroom).  
  • The EV comes with crystal-inspired LED, tail lamps, diamond front grille, automatic climate control, Harman sound system, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution, regenerative braking and alloy wheels (available in XT variant). 
  • The EV has a warranty of 3 years or up to 1,25,000 km.  The EV battery has a similar warranty.  
The All Electric Tata Tigor
The All-Electric Tata Tigor (credit: Tata)
  • Though the Tata Tigor EV is better priced compared to the all-electric MG ZS EV (Rs 24 lakhs), the key question is whether customers will prefer price over higher spec, range and quality.  Judging by the orders received by MG, it seems customers in India prefer higher specifications and quality.  Sounds familiar?  Yes it does.  The Tata Nano passenger car, despite its price, failed to gain traction.  
  • It is also interesting to note the battery size for the Tata Tigor battery-electric vehicle (BEV).  At 21.5 kWh it certainly sits in the lower end of available EV battery sizes.  Most EV models in the international markets are now close to 64 kWh if not much higher.  Even the pure electric MG ZS EV has a 44.5 kWh EV battery.  Moreover, consumers also have the option of the all-electric Hyundai Kona, priced at a similar level to the MG ZS EV and with a similar EV battery pack.  

Battery And Range 

  • Battery capacity: 21.5 kWh 
  • Battery type: lithium-ion (high density)
  • Range: 213 km (MIDC Cycle)
  • Capable of charging up to 80% in 120 minutes)

Power & Performance

  • 0-100 km/h: N/A 
  • Top speed: 80 km/h
  • Max Power: 40 bhp 
  • Torque: 105 Nm


Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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