E-Mobility in India got a real
hard push when leading commercial and passenger car manufacturer in India, Tata
Motors emerged as the lowest bidder in the tender floated by Energy Efficiency
Services Ltd (EESL), a joint venture comprising four Indian government owned
power sector entities.
Tata Motors has won the
government-administered tender to sell 10,000 electric variants of the Tigor sedan. The car is priced at Rs 10.16 lakh and supplies will begin in November
2017 and continue till October 2018. Though Tata Motors has exhibited several
electric cars in the past, this is the first time that an electric car would be
manufactured in such large numbers by the company.
EESL comprises of NTPC, Power
Grid, Power Finance Finance Corporation,
and Rural Electrification Corporation. This is also the world’s
single-largest tender for procurement of e-vehicles, the Indian government
Guenter Butschek, CEO &
MD, Tata Motors said, “Tata Motors is extremely proud to partner with the
Government of India in its journey to facilitate faster adoption of electric
vehicles and to build a sustainable India. Tata Motors has been collaboratively
working to develop electric powertrain technology for its selected products.
EESL tender provided us the opportunity to participate in boosting e-mobility
in the country, at the same time accelerate our efforts to offer full range of
electric vehicles to the Indian consumers.”
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