TATA’s First Batch of EVs for EESL is Ready

Tata Motors announced that it has rolled out its first batch of electric vehicles (EVs) for the public sector joint venture Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The Tigor EV vehicle was produced at the Tata Motors production line in Sanand, Gujarat.

Tata Motors had won a bid to supply 10,000 EVs to EESL in two phases, with the first 500 e-cars set to be delivered in November 2017 and the remaining 9,500 EVs to be delivered in the second phase of the project.

Phase 1 of the agreement calls for Tata Motors to deliver 250 Tigor EVs, for which it has received a letter of award (LoA). EESL is expected to issue a second LoA shortly for an additional 100 cars. The electric drive systems for the Tigor EV vehicles were developed and supplied by Electra EV – a company that develops and supplies electric drive systems for the automotive sector.

The competition is heating up in India’s EV sector as the Indian government is currently targeting the sale of 6-7 million new hybrid and electric vehicles by 2020 under the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP), making EVs the next big cleantech opportunity in India.