Tata Motors rolls out first Tigor EV

Lloyd Doyle
December 7, 2017

As part of a plan to equip the government with Electric Vehicles to curb emissions, automobile major Tata Motors on Wednesday rolled out the first batch of compact sedan Tigor Electric Vehicles (EVs) from its Sanand facility in Gujarat.

The electric models are set to delivered to state-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) as part of the tender for 10,000 EVs floated earlier this year. Present at the roll-out event were N Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Sons and Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus, Tata Group and Guenter Butschek, CEO, Tata Motors. "I am confident that our customers will respond very favourably to this electric model", Chandrasekaran said, flagging off the first auto.

Mr. Butschek said, "With Tigor EV, we have begun our journey in boosting e-mobility and offering a full range of electric vehicles to the Indian customers".

Indian Government intends to make India an all electric auto market by the year 2030 and home grown manufacturers like Tata and Mahindra have been on the forefront of that ambitious dream ever since. The Tata Tigor EV was offered to the EESL for 11 Lakh Rupees which included GST and a 5 year warranty and hence made better sense than the Mahindra E-Verito's 13 lakh asking price with just 3 years of warranty.

Tata Motors had reportedly quoted a price of Rs 10.16 lakh for the every unit of Tata Tigor EV to the government, excluding GST. The electric drive system has been developed and supplied by Electra EV - a company established to develop and supply electric drive systems for the automotive sector.

Mahindra has already supplied some of them. The letter of agreement for 100 more units is in the pipeline and will soon be issued by EESL, the company said in a statement. We believe Tata Motors could look at introducing the Tigor electric sedan in India but the time frame for the same is yet to be seen. The EESL order first mandated supply to be completed on/before 30 November but was later postponed to December-end.

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