Tata Motors Delivers First Batch Of Tigor EVs To EESL

The Tigor EV is powered by an electric powertrain developed and supplied by Electra EV


Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors handed over the keys of the Tigor EVs to Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, EESL

Tata Motors delivered the first batch of Tigor EVs to the state-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). It is part of the 500 EVs that Tata has to deliver in the first phase of the project.

In September this year, EESL floated a tender for 10,000 EVs which would eventually replace petrol and diesel vehicles currently being used by our netas and babus. Tata Motors bagged the deal by submitting the lowest bid of Rs 11.2 lakh per car, which included maintenance and general repairs. Mahindra later matched the bid and was asked to deliver 30 per cent of the total order for 500 EVs under the first phase. While Mahindra delivered e-Veritos to the government last month, Tata has delivered 250 out of the 350 EVs it is meant to deliver. The rest will be delivered as soon the company receives the letter of appointment for the additional units.


Tata Tigor EV

The Tigor EV is a fully-electric version of Tigor, a compact sedan from Tata. It is powered by an electric powertrain that is supplied and developed by Electra EV and comes with a single-speed automatic transmission. According to EESL’s specifications, the Tigor EV will be delivered in three variants - Base, Premium and HIgh - and will be offered only in ‘Pearlescent White’ colour with blue decals. Over the standard tender requirements, the Tigor EV also gets an automatic AC to keep passengers comfortable on go.

According to the EESL tender, the EVs delivered should have a range of 130km on a full charge and attain 100 per cent charge in six hours. It should also have a fast charging capability to juice up the car in 90 minutes.


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