Tata Motors has officially rolled out the first lot of Tata Tigor Electric Vehicles (EV). The Tigor EV is manufactured for the Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), an entity under the Ministry of Power.
The first electric Tata Tigor rolled out of the company's Sanand plant in Gujarat and as part of the EESL order, Tata Motors will deliver 10,000 electric cars in phase 1 for which the company has received a Letter of Authority (LoA) to deliver 250 Tigor EVs.
The TataTigor EVs were 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.
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."
Visually, the Tigor EV looks similar to the regular Tigor, but it distinguishes itself with an illuminated 'EV' badging on the grille. The most significant change is the powertrain, which is an electric drive system, which is developed and supplied by Electra EV.
The Electra EV is a company established to develop and supply electric drive systems for the automotive sector. Electra EV said that it is committed to the Government's vision for electric vehicles by 2030 and will work towards building a sustainable future for India.
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."
The era of electric vehicles has begun in India with regular cars being equipped with the electric drivetrain. It is indeed a proud moment for Ratan Tata and India as well as a right direction for the global environment.