Tata Motors rolls out first lot of Tigor EVs from Sanand plant

Tata Motors has shown interest in launching the commercially for the personal buyer. Electric variants of the Tiago and Nano are also on the cards

Tata Motors has shown interest in launching the commercially for the personal buyer. Electric variants of the Tiago and Nano are also on the cards

Whether Tata Motors will also sell the Tigor EV to the masses remains to be seen.

The big news from the electric vehicles (EV) space - Tata Motors has rolled out the first set of its electric auto Tigor from its Sanand plant in Gujarat. The Tigor EVs are being manufactured for the Indian Government's order of electric vehicles from the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), an entity under the Ministry of Power.

Watch accompanying video of CNBC-TV18's Ronojoy Banerjee to know more about a milestone in India's push for electric vehicles as well as Tata Motors' EV plans.

Earlier this year, Tata Motors beat Mahindra to bag the tender to deliver 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) floated by EESL by submitting the lowest bid of Rs 11.2 lakh per vehicle.

The Tigor EV is equipped with electric drive systems developed and supplied by electric powertrain specialist, Electra EV. It is expected to supply an additional 100 cars to EESL shortly. "As we work together to build the future of e-mobility in India, I am confident that our customers will respond very favourably to this electric model", added Chandrasekaran. "I congratulate the entire Tata Motors team for this commendable achievement and wish them the very best as they go forward on this journey", said N Chandrasekaran.

Mr. Butschek said, "It is indeed a momentous occasion for us as we have shown an exemplary teamwork spirit to overcome all challenges in delivering this project". I also recognise the invaluable contribution made by Electra EV as part of this team. With Tigor EV, we have begun our journey in boosting e-mobility and offering a full range of electric vehicles to the Indian customers.

Ratan N Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Group, Guenter Butschek, CEO and MD, Tata Motors and members of the Tata Motors Executive Committee were present at the plant for the rollout.