The first batch of the Tata Tigor Electric Vehicle(EV) has been rolled out from the carmaker’s Sanand plant in Gujarat. The Tigor EVs will be procured to state-run EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Ltd.) at the lowest quoted price of Rs 10.16 lakh (exclusive of GST). Under the assigned deal, Tata Motors will provide 10,000 electric cars and the production of the cars will take place in two phases. The phase 1 will include deliveries of 250 Tigor EVs, and the additional 100 units will be issued in the phase 2.
The Tata Tigor is the first electric vehicle from the home-grown carmaker in the country. The first batch of the electric sedan was flagged off by N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons and Tata Motors. Present on this momentous occasion were Ratan N Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Group, Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors and members of the Tata Motors Executive Committee. Read – Tata Tigor Electric Car Could Soon Be Launched For Private Buyers
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata group said, “This occasion is a significant milestone for Tata Motors and a proud moment for the entire team. As we work together to build the future of e-mobility in India, I am confident that our customers will respond very favourably to this electric model. I congratulate the entire Tata Motors team for this commendable achievement and wish them the very best as they go forward on this journey.” Read – New Tata Compact SUV To Challenge Hyundai Creta
Mr. Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors, “It is indeed a momentous occasion for us as we have shown an exemplary teamwork spirit to overcome all challenges in delivering this project. I also recognize the invaluable contribution made by Electra EV as part of this team.With Tigor EV, we have begun our journey in boosting e-mobility and offering a full range of electric vehicles to the Indian customers. This tenderhas effectively paved way for connecting our aspirations in the e-mobility space with the vision of the Government.” Read: Tata Tiago – All You Need To Know
Technical details of the Tata Tigor electric are still under the wraps. Though, it is reported to use a liquid-cooled 85kW drive motor that’s good for 200Nm. Paired with a 6-speed gearbox, the electric sedan could do 0-100kmph in less than 11 seconds. Its electric range is estimated to be around 100kms in a single charge.
Besides this, the Pune-based carmaker is working on an electric mini-hatchback christened as ‘Jayem Neo’. The Jayem Neo is essentially an electric version of the Nano hatchback that will be produced and marketed by Jayem Automotives.
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