Tata Motors delivered the
first set of Tigor Electric Vehicles (EVs) to state-run Energy Efficiency
Services Limited (EESL) as part of their initiative to procure 10,000 electric
vehicles. Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors handed over the keys of
the Tigor EVs to Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, EESL, accompanied by the
senior management teams from both the companies.
Commenting on the occasion,
Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors, said, “This initiative of the
Government of India to procure 10,000 electric vehicles is a bold step in terms
of promoting green & sustainable transport solutions. We, at Tata Motors
are extremely proud to be part of this project and are supportive of the
Government’s transformational vision of auto electrification in India. With
Tigor EV, we have begun our journey in boosting e-mobility and will offer a
full range of electric vehicles to the Indian customers. This tender has
effectively paved way for connecting our aspirations in the e-mobility space
with the vision of the Government.”
The Tigor EV is a full electric, zero emission
‘StyleBack’ that comes with a stunning, break-free and revolutionary design,
set to build on the existing Passenger Vehicles portfolio of Tata Motors. Specific
to the EESL order, the Tigor EV will be delivered in three trim variants –
Base, Premium and High and will be available in ‘Pearlescent White’ colour with
blue decals. Over the basic requirements of the tender, the Tigor EV, across
the variants, would have FATC (Fully Automatic AC) to provide maximum comfort
to its occupants. Equipped with a single speed, automatic transmission, the
Tigor EV will also allow the customers to enjoy the driving experience,
maximized efficiency and seamless acceleration. The electric drive systems for
the Tigor EV is developed and supplied by Electra EV – a company established to
develop and supply electric drive systems for the automotive sector.
Tata Motors had qualified as L1 bidder in the
midst of stiff competition and won the tender floated by EESL in September
2017. For phase 1, Tata Motors is required to deliver 250 Tigor EVs, for which
it has received a LoA.
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