Tata Motor has officially rolled out the first batch of the Tata Tigor Electric Vehicle (EV), manufactured for the Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), an entity under the Ministry of Power. The new electric Tata Tigors came out of the producing line today at the company's Sanand plant in Gujarat. As a part of the EESL tender Tata Motors will be providing 10,000 electric cars and in phase 1, Tata Motors is required to deliver 250 Tigor EVs, for which it has received a letter of authority (LoA). For an additional 100 cars, the LoA is expected to be issued shortly by EESL.
The first batch of Tata Tigor EVs was flagged off by N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons and Tata Motors, in the presence of Ratan N Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Group, Guenter Butschek, CEO and MD, Tata Motors. Speaking at the roll-out ceremony, Chandrasekaran said, "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."
Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors, "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."
While visually, the Tata Tigor EV looks largely similar to the standard Tigor subcompact sedan, with the only noticeable difference being the illuminated 'EV' badging on the grille. However, the biggest difference comes in the form of its powertrain, which is an electric drive system developed and supplied by Electra EV - a company established to develop and supply electric drive systems for the automotive sector. The company also said that it is committed to the Government's vision for electric vehicles by 2030 and will work to build a sustainable future for India.