Kerala utility orders 65 EVs from Tata Motors
In India, Tata Motors has been awarded a contract for 65 electric vehicles from Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB). The order is for 60 Tigor EVs and 5 Nexon EV SUVs.
The Tata Group said that the order is part of a competitive pan-India tender, floated by KSEB in line with the state’s vision ‘Go Green/Carbon Neutral’ by 2030.
The Tigor EV sports a 26-kWh high energy density lithium-ion battery pack and gives a peak power output of 55 kW. The electric car has an accelleration of 0 to 60 kmph in 5.7 seconds. Tigor EV has an ARAI certified range of 306 km. The Nexon EV, which is an SUV, has certified range of 312 kilometres. This large electric car is equipped with a 129 PS permanent-magnet AC motor, powered by a 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery.
Tata Motors claims to have over 15,000 EVs on road in India.The Group is using its subsidiaries, including charging infrastructure with Tata Power, to form a complete EV ecosystem. This also includes Tata Chemicals, Tata Auto Components, Tata Motors Finance and Croma.