Monday, February 17, 2020
By Kamal Swami
Tata Tigor EV To Be A Part of Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Ltd
Domestic carmaker Tata Motors has joined hands with Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Ltd for including in the fleet of cars used by it. This collaboration will be a part of the company’s collaboration with EESL according to which it will supply electric vehicles for being used by the government offices and their subsidiaries. The flag of the first fleet of vehicles was flagged off by the Minister of Energy, Gujarat State Saurabhbhai Patel and Mahesh Singh, Managing Director, UGVCL, in the company of various guests.
The domestic carmaker Tata Motors is working aggressively on manufacturing the electric vehicles in India and has some interesting projects in the pipeline for the upcoming years. Recently the company launched the electric version of its bestselling compact SUV Nexon in the Indian car market with the starting price of Rs. 13.99 lakh (ex-showroom price), followed by the extended range of Tigor EV for the regular buyers. It would be interesting to know that the company has now empowered the Tigor EV with a more powerful 21.5 kWh battery pack as against the 16.2 kWh battery. This has helped the hatchback in offering the range of 213 km on a single charge instead of 142 km as traveled by its erstwhile version. The company also plans to launch the EV version Altroz and with more electric vehicles developed on the HBX platform.
Addressing the supply of Tata Tigor EV to UGVCL, Shailesh Chandra, President, Electric Mobility Business and Corporate Strategy, Tata Motors said, “We are delighted to partner with the Uttar Gujarat Vij Company for introducing zero-emission vehicles in Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. Tata Motors has always been at the forefront of developing sustainable and responsible mobility solutions for India, and this order is a testament to our commitment to bring EV solutions closer to our customers. We are determined to drive the adoption of electric vehicles in the country, thereby supporting the government's Vision 2030.”