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Tata delivers first batch of Tigor EV to EESL

Tata delivers first batch of Tigor EV to EESL

Thursday 14 December 2017, 19:04 PM by Nikhil Puthran

Tata Motors, one of the key car manufacturers in India 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. The electric version of the Tigor is available in pearlescent white colour with blue decals. The fully electric Tigor EV will be delivered in three trim variants - Base, Premium and High.

In terms of features, the Tata Tigor EV gets automatic AC and a single speed automatic transmission. 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 a LoA. The electric drive systems for the Tigor EV is developed and supplied by Electra EV. Guenter Butschek, CEO and MD, Tata Motors handed over the keys for the Tigor EVs to Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, EESL, accompanied by the senior management teams from both the companies.

Speaking on the occasion, Guenter Butschek, CEO and 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 the Indian customers. This tender has effectively paved way for connecting our aspirations in the e-mobility space with the vision of the Government.”

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