Tata Motors Ltd. will manufacture compact sedan Tigor with electric powertrain at its Sanand plant in Gujarat to meet Rs 1,120-crore order from state-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd.
The company has received an order to supply 10,000 electric cars to the state-run firm. The electric version of Tigor would be produced at Sanand plant, sources close to the development told PTI. When contacted, a Tata Motors spokesperson declined to comment.
At present, the company rolls out the conventional version of the compact sedan, hatchback Tiago and entry-level car Nano from the Sanand plant, which has an annual capacity of 2.5 lakh units.
Tata Motors CEO and MD Guenter Butschek had said the EESL tender provided the company an opportunity to participate in boosting e-mobility in the country and accelerate its efforts to offer full range of electric vehicles to the Indian consumers.
Tata Motors will supply the electric vehicles in two phases with 500 e-cars in the first phase in November 2017 and the remaining 9,500 electric vehicles in the second phase, EESL had stated.