Tata Motors to supply Tigor electric sedans to Cognizant

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 18 Jul 2018


L-R: Manasvi Sharma, Head Strategy (Mumbai), Tata Power; Hariharan Nair, VP, Tata Motors Finance; Ashesh Dhar, Head Sales, Marketing & Customer Support, Electric Mobility Business, Tata Motors

Tata Motors is to supply its Tigor electric sedan to Cognizant, a leading professional services company that helps clients worldwide to transform their business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Cognizant will deploy the EVs in its Hyderabad campus.

Tata Motors has partnered with Volercars, a leading mobility solutions company that will be delivering this integrated solution with the value added service to Cognizant including on ground operations and fleet management. A batch of 10 vehicles was handed over by the Tata Motors’ team to Cognizant officials at an event held in the company’s Hyderabad campus.

Leveraging the One Tata solution for EVs, Tata Motors will collaborate with other Tata Group companies to provide a consolidated solution with respect to vehicles, charging infrastructure, maintenance services and financial assistance for procurement and functioning of the Tigor EVs. As part of this order, Tata Power will supply and install two fast charging stations at the Hyderabad campus of Cognizant while Tata Motors Finance will provide the financial assistance need to procure the vehicles.

Commenting on the deployment of Tigor EVs,  Shailesh Chandra, president – Electric Mobility Business and Corporate Strategy, Tata Motors said, “We are excited to be associating with Cognizant to provide them with a comprehensive solution towards the goal of a sustainable future, with our ‘One Tata’ approach, involving our other group companies. We will continue to strengthen our portfolio of EV offerings across our passenger and commercial vehicles, to meet future requirements.”

Ramkumar Ramamoorthy, executive director, India, Cognizant, said, “At Cognizant, reducing our carbon footprint through efficient use of energy and protecting vital, irreplaceable resources are at the heart of our environmental stewardship initiatives. We are proud to lead by example and be one of the first companies in India to embrace the potential of electric vehicles as an innovative meeting ground of energy and mobility.”  

Tata Power, the first company to set up public EV charging stations in Mumbai, will be setting up an EV charging station in Hyderabad, its first outside Mumbai.

Praveer Sinha, CEO and managing director, Tata Power said, “With the deployment of the fast charging EV stations in Hyderabad, we are happy to make the city more conducive towards a pollution free environment. This is in line with our endeavor to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles across the country by providing the much-needed mobility infrastructure to support EV growth.”