Tata Motors announced electrification of current models


The Indian car manufacturer Tata Motors announced that they are working on electrifying the majority of their current lineup. Currently, Tata only offers a single fully electric passenger car; the Tigor. Next they plan to release an electric version of the Tiago.

The news was broken during the Geneva Motor Show by Mayank Pareek, who is President of the Passenger Vehicle Business Unit at Tata. According to reports, the company is planning to extend their market share with the new range, as well as focus on electrification, among other measures.

At the Geneva Motor Show, Tata impressed with their EVision concept car, which is a purely electric sedan with a 450 km range, which is expected to be commercially available as of 2020.

The Tigor with an electric motor will be manufactured in the Indian state of Gujarat. The model is mainly known due to an immense order by the state energy company Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), who ordered 10,000 EVs last year. Tata won the bid, shortly after which Mahindra got involved. Afterwards, the Tigor was exclusively produced for the massive order, and was not commercially available for purchase.

Update June, 4, 2018: Tata Motors has set up a dedicated unit for electric transport and appointed Shailesh Chandra to lead their efforts., (e-mobility division)


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