When Tata Electric Motors launched its sub-brand, Tata Xpres-T EV on 2021 July 1, they were really in the workshop of framing an electric sedan that was exclusively devoted to fleet owners. And, thus the Tata Tigor EV has got an updation to a new contour and a new label, Tata Xpres-T EV. It was released on 31st October 2021 and the hometown automobile maker, Tata Motors retailed it under its commercial brand, Xpres. While the Tigor EV was available for private customers, this modified version is made available for the fleet operators, mobility services, corporate and government fleet customers.
It comes with two range options that are 165km and 213km, also as four variants XM, XM+, XZ, XZ+. Honda Amaze, Hyundai i20, Hyundai i20 N, Skoda Rapid, Tata Tigor EV, Maruthi Suzuki Ciaz, are given due consideration as the top competitors of Tata Xpres-T EV.
Exterior Design Of Tata Xpres-T EV
As we said, Tata Xpres-T EV is a modified spinoff, the signature difference is visible in its external style and contour. It has acquired a similar silhouette as that of the 2021 Tata Tigor EV. The EV accent-themed grille makes it sort out from the other automobiles of Tata Motors. The chrome front grille is fabricated with Piano glossy black and tri- arrow motifs. It has got an enclosed shape and additionally, an integrated charging socket is placed in the grille. Blue accents are also featured in the exterior as in cabins. Xpres-T also features a break-free automobile-inspired top rim.
It comes only in one color option- Pearlescent white and it has a length of 1339mm, a width of 1677mm, a height of 1537mm. It weighs at an extent of 1586kg and the ground clearance is estimated as 176mm. Xpres-T XM runs on elegant steel wheels of 14 inches and the XT plus gets 14-inch alloy wheels with stylish wheel rims whereas both use tubeless tires.
The lighting setup is effective enough with the crystal-inspired LED taillights and single-pod reflector-type three-dimensional headlamps. The armor is styled with the body color and door handles are with standard color, black. Other visible features are the body-colored two side-view mirror, one rearview mirror, and internally adjustable black ORVMS.
Interior Design Of Tata Xpres-T EV
Tata always kept in mind to exhibit its electric power in the roomy cabins too through the blue accents. The innards imbibe the standard look of presenting a premium black interior theme. It also makes use of premium fabric seats. The materials used for the seats, steering wheel, the floor looks adorable and ensure basic durability. Another EV accent highlight is visible on the front upper grille with an EV blue humanity line. The boot space is limited to 255 liters as its former model has extended a storage space of 316 liters. The other amenities found in the inner cabin are a Bottle holder, Centre console integrated with a cup holder, Collapsible grab handles, and completely mechanized temperature control. It also offers a Glovebox for miscellaneous storage and a power steering wheel that only needs a little effort to turn the front wheels.
Features Of Tata Xpres-T EV
Xpres-T endows many features that are exactly the same as the Tata Tigor EV. The remote locking system, electrically adjustable outside rearview mirror, and the 2 DIN infotainment system seem to be completely seized from the Tigor EV. The Harman sourced audio system gives an impressive sound experience. It also keeps a chrome ranged digital instrument cluster of dimension 5.35cm through which the user can enable Bluetooth connectivity and automatic climate control that is available in all variants. The electrically power-assisted steering wheel is imposed with tilt adjustment, so the height of steering can be altered by an up and down motion.
Safety And Security Of Tata Xpres-T EV
The active and passive features for endowing inflexible safety and security are notable in Xpres-T EV. It has got an energy-absorbing body frame with decisive engineering that comes along with a cocoon body shell. The dual airbags are not paltry enough to enhance safety. The Anti-lock braking system with the Electronic brake-force distribution provides the driver to have steering control by preventing the locking up of wheels under hard braking situations, hence the best braking experience is given through its combined action. The Collapsible steering column will help to prevent harm to the driver at the time of the collision. Likewise, the rear parking sensors, driver seat belt reminder, power steering are also there for you and your vehicle’s safety whereas the automatic door lock offers you guaranteed security.
Battery And Charging Of Tata Xpres-T EV
Tata Xpres-T EV is powered by two high-energy-density battery pack options. The Tata Xpres-T XM and XZ come with a lithium-ion battery of capacity 16.5kWh whereas the extended-range model XZ plus is loaded with a lithium-ion battery of 21.5kWh that offers a higher range than others. Accessible Home charging is available at any 220V 15A AC charging plug point, but the prolonged charging time is unbearable as it extends to 11.5 hours to juice up fully. But, charging with a 15kWh fast charger can be a safe play as it surges charge from 0 to 80% in just 110 minutes.
Engine And Performance Of Tata Xpres-T EV
Tata Xpres-T is put into motion by a 30kW, 70KV 3- phase AC induction motor that generates a peak output power of 40.2hp and also produces torque at a maximum rate of 105Nm. ARAI has certified the ranges 16km for the XM and the XZ variants whereas the premium model XZ plus has an extended range of 213km owing due to its battery pack with higher capacity. Tata Xpres-T EV has a top speed of 80kmph that is very much inferior when compared to Tata Nexon and Tata Tigor those having three-digit speed rates. There is two driving modes to make the cruise as eventful as you desire and those multi-drive modes are Eco and Sport. The Sports mode is coupled together with the single-speed transmission to get the performance of the automatic car.
Price And Warranty Of Tata Xpres-T EV
The prices of four Tata Xpres-T Ev sedan variants are different due to the variability in range options and extra features. The on-road will be greater as it includes insurance, RTO charge, Road charge along the ex-showroom cost. The ex-showroom prices of the four models are as follows:
Xpres-T 165 XM – Rs 9.54 lakh
Xpres-T 165 XM+ – Rs 10.04 lakh
Xpres-T 213 XZ – Rs 10.14 lakh
Xpres-T 213 XZ+ – Rs 10.64 lakh
The warranty guaranteed by Tata Xpres-T is the same for all the four variants that are, 3 years or 1,25,000km.