A month after bagging a deal from Lithium Urban Technologies to supply electric vehicles (EVs), Tata Motors has now signed a similar deal with a Delhi-based mobility service provider called Prakriti EMobility Pvt Ltd to supply 500 extended Tata Tigors.
Incorporated in December 2019 by Nimish Trivedi, Vikas Bansal and Rajeev Tiwari, Prakriti EMobility will be launching its operations in Delhi NCR after procuring vehicles from Tata Motors.
Tata Motors will supply the first batch of 160 extended range of Tigors by January 2020. These vehicles will then be deployed in Prakriti EMobility’s app-based cab-hailing service, Evera, in Delhi NCR.
The company has updated the Tigor EV by extending its range up to 213 Km, which has also been certified by a government-backed testing and certification agency Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). With the extended range, the new Tigors can cover an additional 71 Km than the previous version.
The new extended Tigor was launched in October this year. The vehicle comes in three variants — XE+, XM+ and XT+ — and starts at INR 9.44 Lakh, after subsidies. The car will be available in 30 cities across India.
“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,” said Shailesh Chandra, president of the electric mobility business and corporate strategy at Tata Motors.
Tata Motors will also be supplying 400 Tigor and its newly unveiled Nexon to EV fleet provider Lithium Urban. Through this partnership, the duo wants to address mobility solutions across segments like passenger vehicles, mass transit, and freight.
In a previous statement, Tata Motors’ Shailesh Chandra, said that the partnership will help the company “electrifying fleets” faster than before and fulfill its agenda.
A report by the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Ola Mobility Institute (OMI) states India has the potential to be the biggest EV market in the world due to the government’s policies and initiatives. The report had analysed the EV policies of 10 states and union territories (UTs).
Another report by Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), Breakthrough Batteries Report, noted that Indian EVs will become cheaper faster than the US. The report also added that electric two and three-wheelers will account for over 80% of such passenger vehicles sold by 2030.