It did not qualify for the technical bid

  All these 10,000 electric cars will be will be procured within nine months Electric Winch ATV Series for sale period from the date of issue of letter of intent," EESL Managing Director Saurabh Kumar told PTI.EESL said Tata Motors quoted the lowest price of Rs 10.Tata Motors was selected through an international competitive bidding aimed at increased participation, it said."This would result in a reduction of 156 Mtoe (million tonne oil equivalent) in diesel and petrol consumption for that year & at USD 52/bbl of crude, this would imply a net savings of roughly said: "EESL tender provided us the opportunity to participate in boosting e-mobility in the country, at the same time accelerate our efforts to offer full range of electric vehicles to the Indian consumers.16 lakh, exclusive of GST in the competitive bidding. When asked why Nissans bid was not opened, Kumar said: "It did not qualify for the technical bid or request for qualification (RFQ).Tata Motors will supply the electric vehicles (EVs) in two phases with 500 e-cars in the first phase in November 2017 and the remaining 9,500 electric vehicles (EVs) in the second phase, EESL said in a statement."The company has been collaboratively working to develop electric powertrain technology for its selected products, he added.