Tata Motors is all set to release the electric variant of its Tata Tigor. Tigor will be delivered to the state-run Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) in phases and in the first phase, Tata Motors will deliver 350 electric Tata Tigor by 30th November 2017. EESL is yet to notify the schedule for the second phase and will do so after the completion of phase 1 deliveries. The electric cars being brought by EESL will cost them Rs 11.2 lacks per unit and will highlight the government’s ambitious plan for a mass shift to electrification of vehicles by 2032.
Tata Tigor Electric will be officially launched in Gujarat and according to leaked ARAI document the electric Tata Tigor will be powered by a 85 kW electric motor and the car will also weight almost 200 kilos less than the regular Tata Tigor variants. “The electric version of the Tigor would be produced at Sanand plant,” sources close to the development said.
Tata Motors chief executive officer and managing director GuenterButschek stated that the EESL tender provided the company an opportunity to participate in boosting e-mobility in the country, accelerating its efforts to offer full range of electric vehicles to the Indian consumers.
Tata Motors was selected through an international competitive bidding aimed at increased participation. Besides Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) and Nissan had also participated in the tender.
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