Picking up the pace on its electric vehicle fleet business, Tata Motors has gained an order to supply 500 units of its electric Tigor sedans from a Delhi-based mobility service provider called Prakriti E-Mobility Pvt Ltd, the company stated.
This is the second example where the company has discussed the sizable order for its electric vehicles, which are meant to be deployed for commercial purposes.
Earlier month, Tata Motors had announced that it gained an order to supply 500 electric cars including 400 units of its Tigor electric cars and 100 units of electric Nexon to Bangalore-based commercial EV fleet company Lithium Urban Technologies.
The automaker will supply 160 electric Tigor cars in the first batch at the beginning of January where the electric vehicle-specific taxi service provider would deploy the fleet on its app-based platform named ‘EVERA’ in Delhi NCR.
Incorporated in this month, Prakriti is co-founded by Nimish Trivedi, Vikas Bansal, and Rajeev Tiwari. The promoter runs business strategies to commence its operations post the induction of the first lot of electric vehicles (EVs) from Tata Motors in January 2020.
“The induction of Tigor EVs will not only assist the company to accomplish their business goals but also accomplish their goals of offering eco-friendly mobility solutions,” stated Shailesh Chandra, president of electric mobility business and corporate strategy, Tata Motors.
All Tigor EVs in both these orders would make up the extended-range electric sedan that was released in October 2019. The updated Tigor EV provides an extended running range of up to 213 km, which is certified by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), a government-backed testing agency that also provides certification. Tata’s new Tigor EV, which comes in three variants (XE+, XM+ and XT+) with a starting ex-showroom price tag of ₹9.44 lakh ($13,200 after cutting government subsidies). It is eligible for incentives under the government’s faster adoption and production of electric vehicles in India or the Fame 2 scheme.
Previously this month, the company also revealed its first electric car for the personal segment – Nexon EV. With its incoming electric cars for the personal segment, the company intends to address the fundamental issues of car buyers such as range anxiety, safety and durability, and some others.
Chandra had informed the media that the Nexon EV, as well as the electric Altroz hatchback, would offer over 300 kms per single change. The Nexon EV is expected to cost in the range of ₹15 – 17 lakh ($21,000 – $23,800) and will provide an 8-year warranty (or up to 160,000 kms, whichever is earlier) no lithium-ion battery and electric motor.