A week after the first batch of electric Tata Tigor sedans rolled out of the Sanand plant in Gujarat, Tata Motors has delivered the first set of electric vehicles to the state-run Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), as part of the government's initiative to procure 10,000 EVs.
Guenter Butschek, CEO and MD, Tata Motors, handed over the keys of the Tigor EVs to Saurabh Kumar, managing director, EESL. The delivery of the EVs is symbolic considering today is National Energy Conservation Day.
According to Butschek, “This initiative of the government of India to procure 10,000 EVs is a bold step in terms of promoting green and sustainable transport solutions. We at Tata Motors are extremely proud to be part of this project and are supportive of the government’s transformational vision of auto electrification in India. With the Tigor EV, we have begun our journey in boosting e-mobility and will offer a full range of electric vehicles to Indian customers. This tender has effectively paved the way for connecting our aspirations in the e-mobility space with the vision of the government.”
The electric drive system for the Tigor EV has been developed and supplied by Electra EV, which manufactures and supplies electric drive systems for the automotive sector.
Specific to the EESL order, the electric sedan, which is equipped with a single-speed, automatic transmission, will be delivered in three variants – Base, Premium and High – and will be available in ‘Pearlescent White’ colour with blue decals. Over the basic requirements of the tender, the Tigor EV, across the variants, would have FATC (fully automatic AC).
Tata Motors won the tender floated by EESL in September 2017. For phase 1, Tata Motors is required to deliver 250 Tigor EVs, for which it has received a Letter of Authority (LoA).
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