Tata Motors has announced they will start supplying vehicles to the one of the biggest professional services company in India – Cognizant. The manufacturer will supply Tigor Electric Vehicles (EVs) to the company who will deploy the vehicles in their Hyderabad campus. Cognizant chose the electric vehicle to reduce their carbon footprint and as a commitment to a sustainable environment. Tata Motors has handed over 10 vehicles to Cognizant officials today.
Earlier, Tata Motors had bagged a huge order from the government entity – ESSL. However, as per reports, the government officials are not happy with the range of the vehicles. The Tigor EV is has a range of about 85-100 km on a full charge. As Cognizant will be using the vehicles inside the campus, there would be enough charging points to keep the vehicles up and running whenever needed. However, Indian roads do not offer any such facilities, and taking an EV far away from home can be a problem.
Mr. 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.”
Mr Praveer Sinha, CEO & 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.”
In the future, EVs may become more a practical choice in certain parts of India, as the government is planning to install electric chargers across major cities of the country. In fact, Tata Motors installed the first-ever public electric vehicle charging system in Mumbai, and in the future, we can expect such charging points to come up in various cities. Tata is expected to launch the vehicles for public use alongside the Tiago EV soon.