Monday, October 23rd, 2017
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This week in Auto: Tata Motors pips M&M to win govt’s electric vehicles contract; JSW Energy joins EV bandwagon

1st October 2017   ·   0 Comments

The week saw very diverse action spanning across vehicle segments ranging from abrupt leadership rejigs to investment in electric cars an energy producing company to new launches. Here is a list of the crucial developments in the automotive space.

Tata Motors pips M&M to win large EV order

Tata Motors has won a contract to supply 10,000 electric vehicles to a government-owned company piping Mahindra & Mahindra, the pioneer of EVs in India. The Mumbai-based company will supply 10,000 electric version of its recently launched compact sedan Tigor to Energy Efficiency Services (EESL).

This is the single largest order for electric vehicles in the country and would be fulfilled by Tata Motors starting this year. Besides Mahindra & Mahindra, Nissan and Hyundai were also believed to be a part of the tendering process. Only M&M has commercially launched EVs in India whereas Tata Motors has promised to launch electric Tiago this year.

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