Following the GST Council’s decision to cut GST rates on electric vehicles from 12 percent to 5 percent, the Tata Tigor EV has received a price cut of upto Rs.80,000. The new prices are effective from 1st August 2019 and will be extended to both variants of XM and XT.
Following this price cut, the Tata Tigor XM which was earlier priced at Rs.12.35 lakhs will now be priced at Rs.11.58 lakhs. The XT variant, earlier priced at Rs.12.71 lakhs now finds its price reduced to Rs.11.92 lakhs following the GST revision. These prices do not include FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacture of (Hybrid and) Electric Vehicles) subsidy and TCS a 1 percent tax levied on cars that cost above Rs 10 lakhs.
Tata Tigor EV can only be registered for fleet operators while personal registrations are not opened as on date, but private users can rent the Tigor EV via Zoomcar subscriptions.
In addition to this, Tata Motors in association with Tata Power have launched electric car charging stations in Pune. A total of 7 such stations are now launched. Below are the highlights of these new charging stations;
– Setting up of EV charging stations across key metros
– Installations at strategic locations frequented by potential EV owners
– Attractive charging tariff for Tata Motors EV customers
– As an introductory offer, Tata Motors EV Customers can avail free charging for the next 3 months
Over the next 45 days, Tata will install 45 more electric car charging stations in the 4 metros. These chargers will be installed at Tata Motors dealerships, certain Tata Group retail outlets and other public locations.
The chargers will be operated by Tata Power and will adhere to Bharat Standard (15 kW) for the initial 50 chargers. Tata said, “Going forward, we will also have charging stations that will adhere to 30-50 kW DC CCS2 Standard. These chargers can be accessed by any electric vehicle user, having cars compatible to the above charging standards. Tata Power and Tata Motors have jointly developed an attractive charging tariff for Tata Motors EV customers.”
Commenting on the collaboration, Mr. Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD Tata Motors Ltd., said, “We are happy to partner with Tata Power for taking the first step in developing ubiquitous EV charging infrastructure in India. This partnership is an important milestone in our journey to offer complete ecosystem solutions and offer peace of mind to our customers. We remain committed to the sustainable mobility mission and will continue to work towards bringing aspirational e-mobility solutions for the customers, leading the drive towards faster adoption of electric vehicles in the country.”
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Praveer Sinha, MD & CEO Tata Power, said, “We are committed to making India EV ready in line with the Government’s ambition of providing green technology solutions and Tata Group’s vision of reducing India’s carbon footprint. Our aim is to make EV Charging as fast and easy as possible for all Indians and we are very pleased to partner with Tata Motors, with whom we jointly identified high priority locations which could be preferred by the potential EV owners.”