Indeed, selling 10,000 electric vehicles in a country with barely any public charging infrastructure is something that needs to be celebrated. And so, Tata Motors is not only celebrating this new milestone, but also a YTD FY22 market share of over 70%. The company’s current EV portfolio includes Nexon EV, Tigor EV, and a variant of Tigor EV for fleet/taxi operators called Xpres-T. An all-electric version of Altroz (Altroz EV) is expected to join the portfolio next year.
The achievement of 10,000 EVs on road is a strong testament to how our innovative electric vehicles are resonating well with customers. We are proud to have lived up to the high expectations of the early EV adopters and are thankful to them for their continued trust in the brand. These customers have laid a strong foundation for EV ownership to further expand and have created a path for other prospective buyers to follow. – Shailesh Chandra, President, PVBU, Tata Motors
I guess one of the key factors that led to that sales number is GNCAP ratings. Although the Nexon EV itself hasn’t been tested, its ICE sibling had received a 5-star rating in 2018. As for Tigor EV, it received a 4-star rating earlier this month, which might further boost the sales number.
Since these EVs play in an affordable segment in the country, neither of them offers a great performance. However, the Tigor EV boasts an ARAI-rated range of up to 306 km, while the Nexon EV ran into a range controversy earlier this year, where a customer tried to sue the company alleging that the vehicle is not offering the claimed range. Which is probably why the Nexon EV official microsite doesn’t mention the official range anywhere.