The Tata XPres T is basically a facelifted Tigor electric sedan for the commercial market – it will get two battery pack options of 16.5kWh and 21.5kWh.
Tata Motors has launched a new sub-brand named ‘Express’ in India which will specifically cater to fleet customers – Government, Corporates and Mobility Services. With this new brand, the company now has two ranges of passenger vehicle Express and New Forever lineup and the first vehicle under this will be the Express-T EV which is essentially a facelifted Tigor EV.
The Tata Tigor EV to be called Xpres T is a part of the automaker’s Xpres brand which is exclusive to the fleet customers. It is offered in a choice of four variants, two for each of its two battery options. The XpresT 165 XM variant costs Rs 9.54 lakh, while the XZ variant costs Rs 10.04 lakh. The XpresT 213 XM+ is priced at Rs 10.14 lakhs while the XZ+ trim costs Rs 10.64 lakhs. These are net worth with FAME subsidy.
As far as its design is concerned, the XPres-T borrows a lot from the facelifted Tigor. However, it gets blue accents on the now closed front grille and dashboard to indicate its electric power. Apart from this differentiating factor, the rest of the exterior features remain the same as the EV badging on its front, sides and rear.
It gets an all-black interior color scheme, Harman Source infotainment system, USB, Bluetooth connectivity and automatic climate control. Safety is via dual air bags, rear parking sensors, power windows and two modes of Eco and Sport. ABS and EBD are offered as standard. The interiors remain unchanged with the 2 DIN infotainment system, electrically adjustable ORVMs and remote locking system.
The Tata XPres-T electric sedan will be offered with two battery options which include 16.5 kWh and 21.5 kWh. Power will be through a 72V, 3 phase induction motor that churns out 40 hp power and 105 Nm torque. ARAI offers a certified range of 165 km and 213 km respectively with a single speed automatic transmission. The battery can be charged from 0 to 100% via a 15A household plug in just under 12 hours. Fast charging from 0 to 80% with a 15 kW charger can be done in 110 minutes.
In line with the green initiative of the Government of India, Tata Motors has over 1,700 electric sedans in the fleet segment. The new Xpres-T EV sedan will set a new benchmark for urban shared mobility with a comprehensive captive charging solution provided by Tata Power. Tata Motors plans to expand its electric vehicle portfolio with 10 new EVs by 2025.
Growth in demand for EVs
Maharashtra EV Policy 2021 has been announced. It provides several incentives for the adoption of electric vehicles in the state which includes 2, 3 and 4 wheelers along with buses and transport vehicles. Each of these will get an incentive of Rs 5,000/kWh of battery capacity at a fixed rate. These incentive schemes will help in accelerating the development of charging infrastructure in the state.
Electric vehicles come with a lower cost of ownership than their IC engine powered counterparts. They also perform minimal maintenance and are in demand now especially with the rising fuel prices. These EVs are ideally suited for intra-city mobility services.