Tata Motors has rolled out the first batch of the Tigor EV (Electric Vehicle) from its Sanand facility in Gujarat. Present on this momentous occasion were Ratan N Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Group, N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons and Tata Motors, Guenter Butschek, CEO and MD, Tata Motors and members of the Tata Motors Executive Committee.
Tata Motors has manufactured these The Electric Tigor for the Indian Government’s prestigious order of electric vehicles from the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), an entity under the Ministry of Power. The electric drive systems for these cars have been developed and supplied by Electra EV – a company established to develop and supply electric drive systems for the automotive sector.
Tata Motors has not revealed any specification about the powertrain for the Tigor EV. Nor has the company provided any information about the changes that have gone into converting the Tigor into an electric vehicle.
“This occasion is a significant milestone for Tata Motors and a proud moment for the entire team. As we work together to build the future of e-mobility in India, I am confident that our customers will respond very favourably to this electric model. I congratulate the entire Tata Motors team for this commendable achievement and wish them the very best as they go forward on this journey,” said Mr. N Chandrasekaran, flagging off the batch of electric vehicles.
“It is indeed a momentous occasion for us as we have shown an exemplary teamwork spirit to overcome all challenges in delivering this project. I also recognize the invaluable contribution made by Electra EV as part of this team. With Tigor EV, we have begun our journey in boosting e-mobility and offering 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,” said Mr. Guenter Butschek
Tata Motors had qualified as L1 bidder in the midst of stiff competition and won the tender of 10,000 electric cars floated by EESL in September 2017. In the first phase, Tata Motors is required to deliver 250 units of the Tigor EV, for which it has received a LoA. For an additional 100 cars, the LoA is expected to be issued shortly by EESL.
Tata Motors is also working in a collaborative manner with many other companies to facilitate faster adoption of electric vehicles and to build a sustainable future for India.