Tata Motors on Wednesday rolled out the electric version of its ‘styleback’ Tigor at the the Sanand manufacturing facility in Gujarat today. While Tata Group’s Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata and Chairman N Chandrasekaran flagged off first batch, Tata Motors CEO Guenter Butschek drove off the first Tata Tigor EV. This batch is meant for the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).
Though a late starter in EVs as compared to Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors qualified as L1 bidder and won the tender floated by EESL in September 2017 to supply 10,000 electric cars. However, Mahindra, which matched the prices of Tata, also got selected to supply 150 EVs in the first phase.
For phase 1, Tata Motors is required to deliver 250 Tigor EVs. It is expected to supply an additional 100 cars to EESL shortly.
The electric drive systems for this order had been developed and supplied by Electra EV, a company established to develop and supply electric drive systems for the automotive sector, Tata Motors said.