The Tata Tigor EV became the first-ever electric car from the homegrown carmaker. Initially, it was supplied to EESL as part of a contract between the Government of India and Tata Motors. Later, the Tigor EV was even made available to select fleet operators. Now, in a new development, many units of the Tata Tigor EV have been supplied to the Ministry of AYUSH (Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy) by Tata Motors. The first batch of cars was handed over to Shri P.N. Ranjit Kumar, Joint Secretary (Admin), Ministry of AYUSH by Mr. Raj Kumar Luthra, General Manager at EESL.
It must be noted here that Tata Motors has so far played an active role in fuelling the growth of electric mobility in India. It must be noted here that the Tigor EVs that are to be supplied to the Ministry of AYUSH as a part of its tender with EESL. The electric vehicles delivered to the Ministry of AYUSH will be used in the Government’s fleet of vehicles in Delhi.
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It should be noted here that the Central Government has been busy replacing petrol and diesel-powered vehicles in its fleet with electric cars. In fact, the Government aims to use only EVs by 2030. As per a tender issued by the Government, even other departments of the government, including the PMO, will switch to using EVs in their fleets.
The Tata Tigor EV is one of the two electric cars that the homegrown carmaker has in its fleet. The EV gets its juice from a 21.5 kWh battery pack that powers an electric motor capable of offering 40 bhp of maximum power and 105 Nm of peak torque. As per the company, the Tigor EV can cover a distance of either 140 km (base variant) and 213 km (top variant) on a full charge
So far, the Tata Tigor EV has been available only to fleet operators and select Government officials who have been supplied these vehicles from EESL. Till now, it’s only the Tata Nexon EV, which has a driving range of 312 km, is available to private buyers. Speaking of the Tata Nexon EV, the homegrown carmaker recently manufactured the 1,000thunit of the electric Tata Nexon at its Pune-based production plant within six months of the launch of the new vehicle. The Nexon EV is based on the facelifted version of the sub-compact-SUV, which goes on to rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, and Mahindra XUV300. In the days to come, the Nexon EV will face a direct rival in the form of the Mahindra eXUV300 – the electric version of the XUV300.