After Nexon EV Tata has launched its mid-size sedan EV i.e. Tata Xpress-T EV, Pushing the EV era forward the Tata Xpress-T EV is the same as the normal Tigor but rather than a combustion engine it features an electric motor driven by a rechargeable battery.
This Tata bought down the newer version of Tigor, the Xpress-T with a much greater hype. According to the specs, Xpress-T features all capabilities required in city driving but is it still worth it? Let’s find out! And yeah welcome to the next Review series.
On the Point
Talking about the design language Tata Xpress-T features the same older generation Tigor design line, with just a change of blue accents, EV badging, and a green number plate too. The car features the same bold closed grill design in the front with a Tata logo running in its center. Below the grille, there’s a blue finished accent line running across the headlamps.
On the rear Xpress-T features the same LED Tail lamps as on the older Tigor. The rear also features a blue-colored EV badging on the right-hand side of the Tata logo.
On the side Xpress-T has the same door handles with the minimalist design along with the doors. Along with this, it has also got blue-colored EV badging on the sides too.
Engine and Spec’s
Xpress-T is driven by a 72V 3Phase induction motor producing a maximum power of about 30kW@4500rpm. The battery capacity is about 21.5kWh and can charge from 0% to 100% in around 11.5hrs under normal charging conditions and 1.1hr in fast charging conditions. The range on a single charge is about 213km with a top speed of about 80km/h.
Refer to the quick Spec sheet for more specifications
In terms of quality, there’s no doubt that this car will not lag anywhere. But taking the specs under consideration, there are a few drawbacks as well:
- Top Speed: Tata claims that Xpress-T can make up to a top speed of about 80km/h and that is really low. It is good enough for city driving but on the highway, it’s seriously low.
- Range: The claimed range isn’t too bad but there are certain EVs that provide a better-claimed range.
- Charging time (Normal): The normal charging time is a major drawback in my opinion. The claimed 11.5hrs charging time is much longer as compared to other EVs available moreover there are certain EVs that can be charged under 8-9hrs under normal charging conditions.
It’s no doubt that Tata cars are much reliable, especially in the Indian market but talking about Xpress-T, particularly the specs are not that much great. With a lower driving range, longer battery charging time, lower top speed Tata Xpress-T doesn’t provide a better option as compared to the EVs available in the market.
But if you are not the type of person who doesn’t require a longer driving range, higher top speed, etc, and want a car for just only city driving Then Xpress-T is definitely a better option for you.
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Credits: All the images have been taken from Xpress-T’s official website