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Mumbai: Picking up momentum on its electric vehicle fleet business, Tata Motors Ltd (TML) has bagged an order to supply 500 units of its electric Tigor sedans from a Delhi-based mobility service provider called Prakriti E-Mobility Pvt Ltd, the company said in a statement today.

This is the second instance where the company has announced the sizable order for its electric cars, all meant to be deployed for commercial applications. Last month, TML had announced that it bagged order to supply 500 electric cars including 400 units of its Tigor EV and 100 units of electric Nexon to Bangalore-based commercial EV fleet provider Lithium Urban Technologies.

The vehicle manufacturer will supply 160 electric Tigor cars in the first batch early January where the electric vehicle specific taxi service provider would deploy the fleet on its app-based platform called ‘EVERA’ in Delhi NCR. Incorporated in December 2019, Prakriti is co-founded by Nimish Trivedi, Vikas Bansal and Rajeev Tiwari. The promoter run business plans to commence its operations post the induction of the first lot of electric vehicles (EVs) from Tata Motors next month.

“The induction of Tigor EVs will not only help the company achieve their business goals but also accomplish their objective of offering eco-friendly mobility solutions," said Shailesh Chandra, president – electric mobility business and corporate strategy, Tata Motors Ltd.

All Tigor EVs in both these orders would comprise the extended range electric sedan that was launched in October 2019. The updated Tigor EV offers an extended running range of up to 213 km, which is certified by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), a government-backed testing and certification agency. Tata’s new Tigor EV, which comes in three variants (XE+, XM+ and XT+) with a starting ex-showroom price tag of 9.44 lakh (after deducting government subsidies). It qualifies for incentives under the government’s faster adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles in India or Fame 2 scheme.

Earlier this month, the company also unveiled its first electric car for personal segment – Nexon EV. With its incoming electric cars for the personal segment, the company aims to address the fundamental concerns of car buyers such as range anxiety, safety and durability among others. Chandra had told Mint that the Nexon EV as well as the electric Altroz hatchback would offer more than 300 kms per single change. The Nexon EV is expected to be priced in the range of 15 – 17 lakh and will offer an 8 year warranty (or up to 160,000 kms, whichever is earlier) no lithium ion battery and electric motor.

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