Mumbai: Automobile maker Tata's Sanand facility is observing work in full swing. Tata's production at it's Sanand facility was in news recently for dipping production of the Nano, which observed production slip as much as 4-5 units a day.
Several news reports including Tata's official twitter handle have confirmed the good news for environment conscious auto-enthusiasts. The Sanand facility will start production in full swing. This for the Tata Tigor, the electric powered compact sedan.
Images posted by the auto-maker on its Twitter handle, confirms the development. Ratan Tata, the former Chairman of Tata Sons flagged off the first batch of Tata Tigor EVs from the Sanand facility. N Chandrasekaran, the current Chairman at Tata, joined him during the flag-off.
According to the company, Tigor' EVs (electric vehicles) have been manufactured for a Union government's order of electric vehicles from the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), an entity under the Ministry of Power.
N. Chandrasekaran the Chairman at the Tata group was quoted in a statement saying, "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," while flagging off the first batch of EVs.
The car's specs can be called impressive and a definite value for money. Here is a quick spec-sheet.
- Variants: XTA (Basic, priced at Rs 5.75 lakh ex-showroom Delhi) and XZA (Rs 6.22 lakh) and Tigor AMT (3 cylinder petrol variant)
- Mileage: 24.70 kmpl Diesel with a fuel tank of 35 litres. Petrol variant is a 3 cylinder 85 PS power and 114 NM torque.
- Performance: 1.05 litre diesel engine, 1047 CC with 5 speed gears and 69 BHP power
- Comfort: Power Steering, Seating Capacity of 5 and a boot space of 419 litres,
- Safety: Central Lock, Brake Assist, Parking Sensor and Airbags.
- Competes with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze, Volkswagen Ameo, Ford Aspire and the Tata Zest.
Besides a dazzling brown, the car will also arrive in White and Silver colors.
Tata Motors also posted a twitter video of the car launch, revealing many of the intricate details with the fabulous looking Tata Tigor EV.
Tata Motors had qualified as "L1" bidder to win a tender of 10,000 electric cars floated by EESL in September 2017.
In Phase 1, Tata Motors will be required to deliver 250 Tigor EVs, for which it has received a LoA (Letter of Award).
The company said that for the additional 100 cars, the LoA (Letter of Agreement) is expected to be issued shortly by EESL.
"The electric drive systems for this prestigious order have been developed and supplied by Electra EV - a company established to develop and supply electric drive systems for the automotive sector," the statement said.
"Tata Motors is committed to the government's vision for electric vehicles by 2030 and will work in a collaborative manner to facilitate faster adoption of electric vehicles and to build a sustainable future for India."