Tata bagged the tender to supply Tigor EV (electric vehicle) to Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) and if all goes well, the home-grown auto manufacturer could also launch the car for private buyers. Media reports indicate Tata is contemplating launching electric version of its subcompact sedan, Tigor for private use. While the company has not confirmed the development, the probability rests solely on the response and demand for the Tigor EV.
Tata has also hinted at using the powertrain used in Tigor EV in other future products. Knowing that the Indian government is pushing use of electric vehicles and it aims to mass shift to EVs by 2030, Tata could plan to roll out more electric versions of its existing models. That said, an electric version of Tata’s petite hatchback, Nano was caught testing lately, though there is yet no information on its launch.
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The EESL tender for Tigor EVs has fostered Tata Motors’ electric mobility plan and the company will also make an important announcement deeming its electric line-up sometime next year. Read – Tata Tigor Electric Car Details Revealed
As a reminder, the Tigor EV concept was showcased this year in September. The Tigor EV is claimed to offer an impressive range of over 100 km and top speed of 135 km/h. Even though India lacks the proper infrastructure to support electric mobility, the Indian government envisages embracing electric technology by 2030. This has led carmakers to work on electric vehicles, giving hybrid technology a back seat.
Currently, Mahindra is the only manufacturer in India to offer electric vehicles such as e-Verito and E20, however the company is expected to add new models to its line-up in future. Besides, Renault is also working on an EV for the Indian market and Suzuki-Toyota have confirmed building EVs for India.
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