Tata Motors has announced their collaboration with self-drive rental platform Zoomcar. Under the collaboration, Tata Motors will deploy Tigor EV’s (Electric Vehicles) in the Pune region. The first batch of cars was flagged off by Greg Moran, Co-founder and CEO, Zoomcars and Shailesh Chandra, President, Electric Mobility Business & Corporate Strategy, Tata Motors at the Concorde Motors showroom located in Baner.
A few reports suggest that Tata Motors plans to provide about 500 units of the Tigor EV to Zoomcar across 20 cities, thus enabling a larger number of people to rent them out. The Tata Tigor EV is based on the standard Tigor and sources power from an AC 3-Phase electric motor. This 216 Ah, 72V battery produces 40 hp at 4,500 rpm. The vehicle claims to return a range of 130 km on a full charge and has a top speed of 100kmph.
Speaking on the occasion, Shailesh Chandra, President, Electric Mobility Business & Corporate Strategy, said that the future of mobility will increasingly be connected, shared and powered by zero-emission technologies. Tata Motors is strongly committed to this transformative journey and working with all like-minded partners to accelerate the enabling ecosystem. It is a great pleasure to announce their partnership with Zoomcar to offer shared electric mobility solution for the citizens of Pune. Tata Tigor EV will now be available on the self-drive rental platform, offered by Zoomcar, to enable zero-emission transport option for the citizens of Pune.
Commenting on the partnership, Greg Moran, Co-Founder and CEO, Zoomcar, said,
The Zoomcar team is thrilled to partner with Tata Motors to bring electric vehicles to Pune. This marks the beginning of a dynamic partnership within electric mobility and we expect to touch 20 cities and 500 electric vehicles with Tata over the next year.” With such a strategic alliance in place, we hope to see more electric vehicles on our roads, making way for more infrastructure for more electric vehicles in our country. This could be the very beginning of the wave of electric cars on our roads. So go ahead, go for a drive in an all-electric Tigor if it is available in your city.