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Tata Bags 65 Electric Car Order From KSEB

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Governments around the globe have now understood the severity of the problem of pollution and thus most of them have solidified their dates of becoming carbon neutral. Indian government too has announced that by the year 2070 it will be attaining the carbon neturality badge. Taking note of the current scenario the government of Kerala also announced that it will become carbon neutral by 2030. In order to achieve this target the Kerala State Electricity Board awarded Tata Motors with a 65 electric vehicles order under its competitive pan India tender. The state of Kerala recently revealed its vision named the ‘Go Green/Carbon Neutral’ by 2030.

Tata Bags 65 Electric Car Order From KSEB

As a part of this order the country’s second largest automaker Tata Motors will be required to deliver the KSEB with 60 units of the Tigor EV subcompact sedan, and 5 units of the Nexon EV subcompact SUV. With the presence of K. Krishnankutty, Minister of Electricity, Adv. Antony Raju, Minister of Transport, Dr B. Ashok IAS – Chairman, KSEB and other Senior Government Officials, the deal was finalized at Kanakakkkunu Palace in Trivandrum.

Tata Motors launched the Tigor EV in the August of last year for the general public and since then it has achieved the crown of being the country’s most affordable EV. The Tigor EV gets the same ZIPTRON technology that is available with the Nexon EV. The Tigor EV is powered by a 55 kW electric motor that also generates peak torque of 170 Nm. It can do 0-60 km/h in just 5.7 seconds. It gets a 26 kWh High energy density Lithium-ion battery pack which is liquid-cooled and is IP67 rated that keeps it protected from dust and water. It also comes with with an 8-year and 160,000 km battery and motor warranty.

The Tigor EV comes with automatic climate control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel and a digital instrument cluster as standard. Other features include keyless entry, push-button to start/stop, multi-function steering wheel, 12V accessory socket, power windows, cooled glovebox and a flat-bottom steering wheel. There is also a floating 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The lower variants get a 3.5-inch infotainment system. The Tigor EV scored 4 stars in the Global NCAP crash test its safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, Cornering Stability Program and rear parking sensors as standard. The prices of the Tigor EV starts at Rs. 11.99 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 13.14 lakhs ex-showroom.

Additoanlly, the KSEB will also receive 5 Tata Nexon EVs. The Nexon EV also uses the Ziptron EV powertrain which produces 129 Ps of max power and 245 Nm of peak torque. It also comes equipped with a 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery that can deliver a claimed driving range of 312 km on a single charge. The battery pack like the Tigor EV has an IP67 rating so it is waterproof and dustproof. It also gets an 8-year standard warranty on the battery pack. The price of Nexon EV starts at Rs. 14.29 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 16.9 lakhs ex-showroom.