The electric version of Tata Tigor compact sedan which is ready for delivery to Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), a Government of India undertaking, could soon be offered for sale to private buyers as well. The company has made this announcement hoping to see increased demand from this segment of buyers in India, especially considering the Government endeavour for only electric vehicles by 2030.
Tata Motors showrooms across India will soon have the new Tata Tigor fully electric sedan on display. The car has an indigenously developed electric drive train capable of a range of 100 kms and a top speed of 135 kmph.
Having received an order for supply of Tata Tigor EVs to EESL, the first batch of 350 cars will be delivered by the end of this month. The company believes that received this order worth INR 1,120 crores from EESL has been a turning point in its electric vehicle space into which Tata Motors has more ambitious plans.
The electric version of the Tata Nano is also being tested and the same technology will be used on other models as well. Apart from this, Tata is also participating in the autonomous car testing carried out in the UK.
The Government of India has announced fully electric mobility by 2030 in a bid to reduce pollution and bring down dependence on fossil fuel imports. A host of automakers in the country are actively testing this technology with Mahindra and Mahindra already having a range of products in this segment and Maruti Suzuki establishing a lithium ion battery plant in Gujarat.