Tata Motors has displayed its electric Tigor sedan and 9-metre-long Ultra electric bus at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit (January 18-20). The Summit has, over the years, evolved into a platform for brainstorming on agendas of global socio-economic development, in addition to being a facilitator for knowledge sharing and forging effective partnerships.
While there is growing demand for the e-Tigor, the Ultra Electric Bus is targeted as an eco-friendly public transport vehicle for urban India.
In June 2018, Tata Motors set up a separate electric mobility business vertical and appointed Shailesh Chandra to lead the same. To build a sustainable future for India, the company has been working collaboratively on various electric and hybrid vehicle solutions in the commercial vehicle space and is simultaneously working on electrification in the passenger vehicle front.
Commenting on the EV plans, Shailesh Chandra, president - Electric Mobility Business & Corporate Strategy, Tata Motors, said, “We at Tata Motors have identified sustainable transportation as one of the core elements of our company’s strategy, in line with the vision outlined by the Indian government. With the government’s continued thrust on accelerated adoption of e-mobility through enabling policies, continued reduction in battery prices and other critical components, we clearly see a sharp rise in demand for electric vehicles in the coming years.:
"Using Tata Motors’ in-house capabilities, Tata Group companies’ expertise and collaboration with other ecosystem players, we intend to offer a comprehensive range of electric vehicles and other ecosystem solutions to break the barriers to adoption. We have already developed cars, buses and last mile commercial vehicles, which have been showcased at various events in the past. The Tigor EV and the Ultra Electric Bus on display today, are a subset of our wider planned EV portfolio,” he added.
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