Tata Motors – the country’s largest electric car manufacturer which also happens to be the third largest passenger vehicle maker in the nation recently announced that it has crossed the milestone of producing 50,000 units of electric vehicles. The 50,000th vehicle that rolled off the assembly line from the Tata Motors manufacturing plant in Pune was its highly popular electric subcompact SUV – the Nexon EV.
Speaking at the achievement of this massive milestone, Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd., and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd. said, “As the pioneers of EVs in the country, the onus of ensuring successful adoption was on us. With well calibrated product mix, strong consumer facing initiatives, we have been able to address barriers to EV adoption. We created an entire EV ecosystem with Tata Group companies to provide simple, cost effective solutions for our customers.”
He further added, “Celebrating 50,000th EVs in India is a strong testament to how our portfolio is resonating with people across the country. EVs are offering a practical solution to problems of rising fuel price and worsening pollution. Customers are now ready to welcome EVs and we are thrilled to witness the transition from early adopters to now EVs becoming a mainstream choice for Indian customers.”
In other Tata EV-related news, recently the company received an order for delivering 2,000 XPRES T EVs to one of the earliest EV-only – ride-hailing platforms in the Delhi NCR region – Evera. Evera is a provider of asset-light EV taxi services to clients in the B2C and B2B markets. The EV cab aggregator has clocked more than eight million green KMs across Delhi NCR in a short amount of time since its launch.
The XPRES-T EV is the first car under the new XPRES brand, which Tata Motors announced in July 2021 specifically for fleet clients. There are two range choices available for the XPRES-T electric sedan: 213km and 165km (ARAI certified range under test conditions). It has a battery with a high energy density of 21.5 kWh and 16.5 kWh, respectively, and can be charged from 0% to 80% in 90 minutes and 110 minutes, respectively, using fast charging. It can also be charged conventionally from any suitable 15 A plug point.
Meanwhile, back in September the company also launched the most affordable electric car in the Indian market the all-new Tiago EV at a starting price tag of Rs 8.49 lakh for the base variant. Tata Tiago EV gets the EV logos along with blue-colored highlights in terms of differentiating factors from the ICE Tiago. The new Tiago EV also gets blue highlights on the grille, side profile, and even the alloy wheels.
The car is available in 7 variants in total with 5 variants with a 24 kWh battery pack and 2 variants with a 19.2 kWh battery pack. The top-end XZ+ Tech LUX costs Rs 11.79 lakh. Tata Tiago EV comes powered by the Ziptron technology that also powers the likes of the Tata Tiago EV and Nexon EV. There are multiple battery packs on offer that delivers different ranges. There is a 24 kWh battery pack that delivers an MIDC-certified range of 315 km. It should translate into a real-world range of 260 km. There is a smaller 19.2 kWh battery pack available too. It gets an MIDC-certified range of 250 km, which should translate to roughly 200 km of range.
There are four different charging options. There is a 15 A compact traveling charger, a 3.3 kW AC charger, a fast 7.2 kW AC home charger, and a fast DC charger that can charge the batteries from 10% to 80% in just 57 minutes. The 7.2 kW AC home charger takes 3 hours 36 minutes to charge the battery from zero to full.