The first electric vehicle ever tested by Global NCAP has achieved four stars for both adult and child occupants in the latest #SaferCarsForIndia crash test.
The Tata Tigor EV was assessed in its most basic safety specification, fitted with two airbags as standard. Global NCAP said further improvement could be made to the Tigor rating by equipping the model with standard fitment of Electronic Stability Control (ESC), side impact protection, three point belts in all seating positions and ISOFIX connectors.
“Tata has shown consistent safety improvements throughout its fleet range,” said Alejandro Furas, Secretary General of Global NCAP.
“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 recognised and applauded for this commitment to improving their vehicles in response to Global NCAP’s call to democratise vehicle safety.”
The #SaferCarsForIndia campaign was launched by Global NCAP in 2014 with the objective of promoting safer vehicles in the country. Between 2014 and 2021 Global NCAP has completed more than forty-one safety assessments which have acted as an important catalyst in the safety improvement of Indian cars.
The full crash test report is available to read online.