Tata Motors Gives A Strong Reply To Govt. Officials Who Rejected Their Electric Vehicles!
Govt. officials had claimed that Tata and Mahindra's electric-vehicles are not good
Few days back, reports emerged which stated that Govt. officials have ruthlessly rejected electric motors supplied by Tata Motors and Mahindra.
Today, Tata Motors came out strongly, and gave a befitting reply to those officials.
What actually happened, and who is technically correct here? Read on to know more!
Govt. Officials: Sorry, But e-Vehicles From Tata Are Not Good!
Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), which is a public sector unit under the Ministry of Power had commissioned Tata Motors and Mahindra to provide them 10,000 electric vehicles, which were supposed to be used by Govt officials.
The lot of 350 units from Tata and 150 units from Mahindra were supposed to be delivered this month, however, some units of Mahindra’s Verito and Tata Motors’ Tigor were delayed due to lack charging facility.
After some units were delivered, and officials started using them, negative feedback were shared with both Tata and Mahindra.
As per one official, the vehicles are not able to run even 80-82 kms in a single charge.
One EESL spokesperson said, “The conditions of the second tender are being re-evaluated and will be released soon.”
Tata Motors Respond Strongly
While Mahindra has decided to rework on their electric vehicles, Tata Motors gave a strong rebuke to the criticism from some officials.
In a point by point rebuttal, Tata Motors have said that the vehicles were manufactured and delivered based on the tender floated by EESL, and there has been no discrepancy in the quality.
The letter stated, “Tata Motors has supplied the Tigor EVs to EESL in line with the specifications provided in the tender.”
As per Tata Motors, EESL had provided a specific specification for their Tigor range of vehicles, and higher specifications will mean higher cost.
Hence, as per Tata, the vehicles delivered were perfectly fine, and officially from EESL, there had been no complaint about the range of their cars.
Tata Motors said, “Based on our interaction with the customers and EESL, we have not heard range as a major concern.”
As per Tata, a typical daily commute in an urban location is 50-60 kms, and based on research, and output, their vehicles are providing a range of 130 kms in a single charge, which is more than adequate to meet the demands.
In the end, Tata Motors have reaffirmed their commitment towards Indian Govt.’s vision of complete electric mobility by 2030.
The letter concluded: “Tata Motors is committed to the Government’s mission of e-mobility by 2030, and continue to work in a collaborative manner to facilitate faster adoption of electric vehicles and to build a sustainable future for India.”
It would be interesting to observe how Govt. officials react now, and whether they will continue to use the electric vehicles.
We will keep you updated, as we receive more inputs.