Tata Motors is bringing an electronic variant of its compact sedan Car Tata Tigor. For this, the government has ordered 10 thousand cars for the company. Production of the car is going to start at Gujarat Plant. These cars will be given to employees of Government Company Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). On behalf of EESL, Tata Motors has received an order worth Rs. 1120 crores.
According to online media sources, the production of the car is to be in the Sanand Plant. However, this has not been confirmed by the company. At present, this plant generates common Tigor, hatchback car Tiago and the cheapest car nano. The plant’s annual capacity is 2.5 lakh units.
Tata Motors will supply the electric Tata Tigor in two phases. In the first phase, 500 e-cars will be supplied by the next month November, while the remaining 9500 electric vehicles (EV) will be given in the second phase. All these 10 thousand cars will be delivered within 9 months. According to EESL, Tata Motors has kept the minimum price for these cars at 10.16 lakh rupees. However, this does not include GST tax.
These cars will have a warranty of 5 years. These cars will be used only by the ministries and government departments. The car will be able to buy or lease directly from EESL. Tata Motors has been selected through International Competitive Bidding which aims to increase participation. Among the bidding firms, Mahindra & Mahindra (M & M) and Nissan were also involved.