The Mahindra, Tata EVs have disappointed the government officials with their performance.
As per a report on the internet, government officials are unhappy with the performance of the Mahindra eVerito and Tata Tigor EVs supplied to them by the state-run EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Limited). The officials have rejected the use of the EVs citing sub-par performance and inadequate range.
As per a senior official involved in creating regulations for EVs and electric mobility in India, the Mahindra eVerito and the Tata Tigor EVs do not deliver even 80-82 kms on a single charge within the city limits. The vehicle requirements as per the EESL tender was a range of more than 130 kms (without AC) as certified by the ARAI. Other requirements include a 0-60 km/hr of less than 13 seconds and a top speed of more than 80 km/hr. Mahindra is now reportedly developing a new EV that is said to have a higher range.
The agreement with EESL required Mahindra and Tata to supply 150 and 350 units respectively during the first phase and another 9500 units in 2019. However, EESL added that only 150 units have been delivered so far. A spokesperson from the company said that there will be 200-250 EVs deployed in Delhi and Andhra Pradesh by mid-July and conditions of the second EV tender are being re-evaluated. The roll-out and supply of the EVs are delayed due to the lack of charging infrastructure.
Tata EVs Refused
– Government officials not happy with the Mahindra eVerito and Tata Tigor EV
– Reason cited is that EVs have poor performance and inadequate range
– Both the eVerito and Tigor fail to deliver even 80-82 kms of range in city limits
Source – LiveMint.com