Tata Motors on Friday said it has partnered app-based taxi service provider Prakriti E-Mobility to deploy 500 Tigor electric vehicles (EVs) in the national capital.
The first batch of over 160 Tigor EVs is expected to hit the road by January 2020, the company said in a statement. Commenting on the partnership, Tata Motors President - Electric Mobility Business & Corporate Strategy Shailesh Chandra said Tigor EVs would be a valuable addition to Prakriti E-Mobility’s offerings as it aptly addresses the requirements of longer range applications and also provides higher revenue earning potential for commercial customers.
“The induction of Tigor EVs will not only help the company achieve their business goals but also accomplish their objective of offering eco-friendly mobility solutions,” he added.
Prakriti E-Mobility co-founder & CEO Nimish Trivedi said the company strongly believes in the inherent benefits of zero emission, and lower operating costs of EVs will be the ultimate game changer for commuting in the city. “We plan to deploy 500 Tigor EVs in New Delhi and bring EV solutions closer to our customers,” he added.
Tata Motors has recently unveiled its much-awaited Nexon electric vehicle in India. This comes months after the automaker announced Tigor EV for private customers. Coming back to the Tata Nexon electric vehicle, the price for the upcoming EV is expected to range somewhere between Rs 15 lakh to Rs 17 lakh.
After the launch, Tata Nexon EV will join Altroz EV in India. The Nexon electric, which will be made available in XM, XZ+, and XZ+ LUX trims, will come equipped with the company's latest Ziptron electric powertrain technology. The Nexon electric will be powered by a liquid-cooled permanent magnet AC motor that belts out 129 hp and 245 Nm of peak torque.
It comes mated to an automatic transmission. The upcoming electric car will include a 30.2 kWh high energy density lithium-ion battery pack, which will be liquid-cooled and IP67 certified for water and dust resistance. The battery also complies with the AIS-048, nail penetration test. Its casing is impact resistant.
(With inputs from PTI)
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