1 min read.Updated: 18 Nov 2019, 05:29 PM ISTAmit Panday
As part of the agreement, the auto major will supply 400 Tigor EV units to Lithium Urban by the end of the current fiscal
The partnership also entails supply of 100 more electric vehicles, like the upcoming Nexon EV
New Delhi: Tata Motors Limited (TML) on Monday inked pact with Bengaluru-headquartered electric vehicle (EV) fleet operator Lithium Urban Technologies Pvt Ltd to supply 500 electric cars.
TML will supply 400 units of electric Tigor sedan by the end of this fiscal to boost the EV fleet operator’s footprints across India. The recently launched long-range Tata Tigor EV comes with an extended range of 210 km on a single charge.
The auto giant will supply 100 units of electric variant of Nexon, compact SUV, featuring Ziptron technology.
Ziptron technology is a modular powertrain platform that will feature in the TML’s upcoming electric cars manufactured for the personal segment.
So far, Tata Motors’ electric mobility division was focused only on the fleet segment. With the launch of Nexon’s electric variant in December this year, TML will enter the personal segment.
“This partnership with Tata Motors will ensure availability of new form factors and enable viability of new market segments across passenger, mass transit and freight. Lithium would move quickly to integrate the company's paradigm-shifting LUTEC (LithiumUrbanTec) EV mobility utilisation software with the new vehicles," said Sanjay Krishnan, founder, Lithium Urban Technologies, which operates only electric cars in its fleet. The company currently has a line-up of more than 1,000 units.
Both the companies are also looking to jointly explore the requirements in the freight segment with tailor-made mobility solutions, the statement added.