Tata Motors had supplied 500 Tigor EVs, the all-electric version of its compact sedan, to Zoomcar for rent in Pune. The self-driving rental platform and Indian carmaker have joined hands to advance electric mobility in India and to facilitate faster adoption of electric vehicles in India. The first batch of Tigor EVs were flagged off from Concorde Motors in Baner by Shailesh Chandra, President, Electric Mobility Business and Corporate Strategy, Tata Motors and Greg Moran, Co-Founder and CEO, Zoomcar.
Speaking on the occasion, Shailesh Chandra said, “The future of mobility will increasingly be connected, shared and powered by zero emission technologies. Tata Motors is strongly committed to this transformative journey and working with all like-minded partners to accelerate the enabling ecosystem. It is a great pleasure to announce our partnership with Zoomcar to offer shared electric mobility solution for the citizens of Pune. Tata Tigor EV will now be available on the self-drive rental platform, offered by Zoomcar, to enable zero-emission transport option for the citizens of Pune. We are confident that our customers will appreciate and enjoy the driving experience.”
Commenting on the partnership, Greg Moran said, “The Zoomcar team is thrilled to partner with Tata Motors to bring electric vehicles to Pune. This marks the beginning of a dynamic partnership within electric mobility and we expect to touch 20 cities and 500 electric vehicles with Tata over the next year.”
The Tigor EV underwent some scrutiny in June 2018, with reports suggesting the all-electric vehicles have poor range. Tata refuted those claims, saying an overnight charge will still provide a 130km range, while, according to ARAI standard test conditions, a drive range of 142km is within its capabilities on a full charge. The brand also stated that the EVs supplied to EESL were in line with specifications provided in the tender.
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