Tata Motors, the home-grown automaker, has delivered the first batch of Tigor Electric Vehicles (EVs) to state-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The company rolled out the first batch of electric sedan around a week back from its Sanand production facility in Gujarat. Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors, as a part of their initiative to procure 10,000 electric vehicles, 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.”
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. Speaking of the Tata Tigor Electric, it is a full electric, zero emission sedan which, specific to the EESL order, is being delivered in three trims: Base, Premium and High. It is being offered in ‘Pearlescent White’ colour with blue decals with FATC (Fully Automatic AC) as standard feature. The electric drive systems for the Tigor Electric is developed and supplied by Electra EV, while it is equipped with a single speed automatic transmission.