Tata Motors has successfully delivered the first batch of Tigor electric vehicles to the Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) as part of the Government’s decision to procure a total of 10,000 electric vehicles. The keys of the electric vehicles were presented to the managing director at EESL, Saurabh Kumar by the CEO & Managing Director at Tata Motors, Guenter Butschek. The electric vehicles were delivered on the National Energy Conservation Day which made it a highly symbolic event.
Butschek stated that this Government initiative is a major step towards the advancement of green and environment friendly mobility in India. The company is proud to be a part of this initiative and backs the Government’s electrification mission according to Butschek. The Tigor electric vehicle is the beginning of the company’s new journey in offering e-mobility solutions across an extensive product range to customers in the country according to him. This tender has enabled the company to link its e-mobility aspirations with the Government’s vision.
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The Tigor’s electric drive system has been created by Electra EV which creates and supplies such drive systems for the mainstream automotive sector. The electric Tigor sedan comes with automatic, single-speed transmission and has Base, Premium and High variants. There will be a Pearlescent White colour option for the Tigor electric vehicle along with exclusive blue coloured decals. The Tigor electric vehicles will also come with fully automatic ACs across its variants. The tender that was floated by EESL was awarded to Tata Motors in September, 2017. For the first phase, Tata Motors is planning to deliver a batch of 250 Tigor electric vehicles and it has already got an LoA (Letter of Authority) for the same.