Tata Motor has officially unrolled the primary batch of the Tata Tigor Electric Vehicle (EV), manufactured for the Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), an entity under the Ministry of Power. The new electric Tata Tigors came out of the manufacturing line today at the company’s Sanand plant in Gujarat. As a neighborhood of the EESL tender Tata Motors are going to be providing 10,000 electric cars and in phase 1, Tata Motors is required to deliver 250 Tigor EVs, for which it’s received a letter of authority (LoA). For a further 100 cars, the LoA is predicted to be issued shortly by EESL.
The first batch of Tata Tigor EVs was flagged off by N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons and Tata Motors, within the presence of Ratan N Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Group, Guenter Butschek, CEO and MD, Tata Motors. Speaking at the roll-out ceremony, Chandrasekaran said, “This occasion may be a significant milestone for Tata Motors and a proud moment for the whole team. As we work together to create the longer term of e-mobility in India, i’m confident that our customers will respond very favourably to the present electric model. I congratulate the whole Tata Motors team for this commendable achievement and need them the absolute best as they are going forward on this journey.”
Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors, “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 tender has effectively paved the way for connecting our aspirations within the e-mobility space with the vision of the govt .”
While visually, the Tata Tigor EV looks largely almost like the quality Tigor subcompact sedan, with the sole noticeable difference being the illuminated ‘EV’ badging on the grille. However, the most important difference comes within the sort of its powertrain, which is an electrical drive system developed and supplied by Electra EV – a corporation established to develop and supply electric drive systems for the automotive sector. The company also said that it’s committed to the Government‘s vision for electric vehicles by 2030 and can work to create a sustainable future for India.