- Tata Motors rolled out the first Tata Nexon EV models in 2020
- The 50,000th Nexon EV was assembled as the company’s Pune unit
- Tata recently took the wraps off India’s most affordable electric car, the Tiago EV
Tata Motors has just reached a new landmark in its EV journey with the arrival of the company’s 50,000th electric car, in the form of the Nexon EV MAX. To be clear, this includes all the electric cars sold by the company since the roll-out of the first Nexon EV, almost three years ago. The figure includes the likes of the Tata Tigor EV as well as the more recent Tiago EV.
The 50,000th EV by Tata Motors was churned out at the company’s assembly unit in Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune. “As the pioneers of EVs in the country, the onus of ensuring successful adoption was on us. With a well-calibrated product mix and strong consumer-facing initiatives, we have addressed barriers to EV adoption,” said Shailesh Chandra, MD of Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles and Electric Mobility divisions.
“We created an entire EV ecosystem with Tata Group companies to provide simple, cost-effective solutions for our customers. Celebrating the 50,000th EV in India is a strong testament to how our portfolio resonates with people across the country. EVs are offering a practical solution to problems of rising fuel prices and worsening pollution,” Chandra added.
How long can Tata Motors dominate the EV space?
Although there are a handful of EV options in India right now, Tata Motors’ dominance is currently untouched. Manufacturers like Hyundai, MG, Kia, etc, have EVs in the Indian market, though customers only have one or two options to choose from. Fellow Indian automaker Mahindra is also expected to launch its first EV next year. The company will launch more EVs in 2024 and beyond.
As 91Mobiles notes, Tata Motors also has a couple of other EVs in the pipeline, namely the Avniya and Curvv EVs. Both models are likely to be available by 2024-25, which could certainly be interesting given the expected arrival of Mahindra’s electric cars.