Tata Motors has showcased the Tigor Electric at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar. In addition, the Ultra 9M Electric Bus was also on display at the Tata Pavilion. For those asking, the company had setup a separate electric mobility business vertical in June 2018 and appointed Mr. Shailesh Chandra to lead the same. The home-grown automaker is working collaboratively on various electric and hybrid vehicle solutions in the commercial vehicle space and is simultaneously working on electrification in the passenger vehicle front.
Commenting on the EV plans, Mr. Shailesh Chandra, President- Electric Mobility Business & Corporate Strategy, Tata Motors said, “We at Tata Motors have identified sustainable transportation as one of the core elements of our company’s strategy, in line with the vision outlined by the Indian government. With Government’s continued thrust on accelerated adoption of e-mobility through enabling policies, continued reduction in battery prices and other critical components, we clearly see a sharp rise in demand for electric vehicles in the coming years. Using Tata Motors’ in-house capabilities, Tata Group companies’ expertise and collaboration with other ecosystem players, we intend to offer a comprehensive range of electric vehicles and other ecosystem solutions to break the barriers to adoption."
"We have already developed cars, buses and last mile commercial vehicles, which have been showcased at various events in the past. The Tigor EV and the Ultra Electric Bus on display today, are a subset of our wider planned EV portfolio,” added Chandra. Speaking of Tata Tigor EV, it is a fully electric and zero emission compact sedan. Tata has already delivered several units of Tigor EV to ESSL and is planning a public launch by end of 2019 in the Indian market. Coming to the Tata Ultra 9m Electric Bus, it is the first full electric drivetrain with zero-emission and noiseless operations. The Ultra 9m electric bus can be the modern state-of-the-art solution for urban transport requirements while filling the need for cleaner public transport vehicle.