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 an LoA.
Tata Motors has 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 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 Indian customers. This tender has effectively paved the way for connecting our aspirations in the e-mobility space with the vision of the Government”.
Tata claims that the Tigor EV is a fully electric, zero emission car. 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. Following the basic requirements of the tender, the Tigor EV, across the variants, would have automatic air conditioning.
The Tigor EV is equipped with a single-speed automatic transmission. The electric drive systems for the model is developed and supplied by Electra EV – a company established to develop and supply electric drive systems for the automotive sector. Exact powertrain figures of the car have still not been shared as yet.
The Tata Tigor EV continues to remain an exclusively produced for the government fleet for the time being, with no immediate plans of a mainstream launch.