Fighting pollution has become the need of the hour and Government of India has started taking steps to control the pollution level in India. During such an alarming time the initiative of the Government of India to procure 10,000 electric vehicles is a bold step in terms of promoting green & sustainable transport solutions.
But in order to solve this problem public and private sector must work together. This demand of 10k EVs of Government of India has been overtaken by car companies like TATA Motors and Mahindra. Mahindra will supply approx 30 of the demand with its new E-Verito while TATA will meet the remaining demand with its all-new TATA Tigor. The first batch of electric cars manufactured by Tata Motors has been delivered to state-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) as part of their initiative to procure 10,000 electric vehicles by Government of India. Tata Motors had placed an aggressive bid and was 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 by December 30, 2017, for which it has received a LoA.
The All-New TATA Tigor EV
Tata Tigor electric vehicle is a full electric, zero emission ‘sub-compact sedan. The electric Tigor being supplied to EESL order will be delivered in three trim variants – Base, Premium and High and will be available in ‘Pearlescent White’ colour with blue decals.
In order to meet the requirements, the Tigor EV, across the variants, would have Fully Automatic AC (FATC). The electric drive systems for the Tigor EV is developed and supplied by Electra EV – a company established to develop and supply electric drive systems for the automotive sector and is equipped with the single-speed automatic transmission. It will be highly energy efficient and is expected to cover 140 KM per charge
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In a press report 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.”
As per the Tender terms, Tata Motors quoted the lowest price of Rs 10.16 lakh exclusive of GST in the competitive bidding. The electric car will be provided to EESL for Rs 11.2 lakh which will be inclusive of GST and comprehensive 5-year warranty, which is below the current retail price of a similar e-car with the 3-year warranty.
Although the company has not revealed any plans about making TATA Trigo for sale but being the second auto-maker in India to start the manufacturing of electric cars, the company is completely ready and determined to bid for all future government’s tender.