Tata Motors on Friday said it now has 10,000 customers for electric vehicles in India, with the Nexon EV SUV leading the way. Also, the business recently worked on the 2021 Tigor EV for a private customer. Tata Motors thanked early customers for inspiring others and said it is dedicated to the vision of a future in which battery-powered transportation is ubiquitous.
Tata Motors has 70 per cent market dominance in the electric passenger car segment in India, with the Nexon EV attracting a lot of interest. The firm reported a healthy order book and crossed 1,000 unit volumes in August this year.
The Nexon EV was launched in January 2020, and features Ziptron technology for better driving performance. While the Tigor EV is also available for the fleet, the 2021 Tigor EV along with the Ziptron was released to private consumers only last month. The Nexon EV is priced around Rs 14 lakh and comes with a 30.2 kWh battery pack that gives it a reported range of 312 kms. In 9.14 seconds, this car reaches the speed of 100 kmph. It produces 127 horsepower and 245 Nm of torque.
The Tigor EV packs a smaller 26 kWh battery, resulting in a shorter advertised range of 306 kms. As a result, it is more affordable, with a starting sticker price of Rs. 1.2 million. Its power output is 74 bhp and torque of 170 Nm. Tata Motors is expected to expand its hold on the battery-powered mass-market passenger car segment until there is more competition. While electric two- and three-wheelers may represent the future of India’s electric transportation, there is no dispute that electric vehicles have started making their presence felt.