New Delhi: The Global NCAP, has released the crash test results and the new Tata Tigor EV, and the electric sedan has scored a 4-star safety rating for its first electric vehicle test. Tata Tigor EV was launched yesterday in India and scored 4 stars for both adult and child occupant protection.
In early 2020 when Global NCAP tested the ICE version of the Tata Tigor, the sedan had received a score of 34.15 out of 49.00. Whereas, the 2021 Tigor EV has received a score of 37.24, with a 4-star rating for child occupant protection.
Alejandro Furas, Secretary-General of Global NCAP stated, “Tata has shown consistent safety improvements throughout its fleet range. The Tigor demonstrates that improvements are also possible with EV models, which can pose a technical challenge because of the electric powertrain system. Tata should be recognized and applauded for this commitment to improving their vehicles in response to Global NCAP’s call to democratize vehicle safety.”
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The reason for Tigor EV getting 4-star rather than 5-star is that the car did not come with ISOFIX child seat anchorage. This means both the child seats, were installed with the adult seatbelts, which only prevent excessive forward movement, protection to the chest and head were rated as good. The car only comes with a lap belt in the rear center position so you cannot keep a child seat there.
David Ward, President of the Towards Zero Foundation said, “It is deeply satisfying to see Tata’s continuing commitment to safety as they innovate with new power train technologies in order to achieve wider environmental and sustainability goals. Safety and sustainability improvements are possible for all manufacturers operating in the Indian market, and Global NCAP would encourage them to follow Tata’s lead.”
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