Tata Motors: Tata motors are rapidly increasing there production and releasing many high-end models. To maintain the growth report, on Thursday, the company contracted a Memorandum of Understanding with the State Government of Maharashtra for distribution of 1000 Electric Vehicles (EV) for its passenger and industrial models in the State. Tata Motors has announced that they will establish EV Charging Stations in Maharashtra. This contract will encourage the Maharashtra Electric Vehicle Policy 2018 in stimulating the approval of EVs in the state. We can say that this is the first step of the company to approve electrified vehicles in the state.
Tata Group company, Tata Power Ltd, and Tata Motors will join hands to service and establishment of EV charging stations. The EV was inaugurated in the occasion of World Environment Day celebrations. As we all know, Ev’s are necessary for the country in order to control the current issue of pollution. The auto-giants, as well as the government, hopes that after introducing EV’s, the level of pollution will decrease. The CEO & MD of Tata Motors, Guenter Butschek approved the MoU in the appearance of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis.
At the Gateway of India, Shri Devendra Fadnavis even flagged off 5 Tigor EVs. It is not the new project executed by the company, the EV’s was produced by Tata Motors to EESL as per the contract. Nevertheless, it will take a long period to construct EV charging stations so that to meet the need for 10,000 electric cars. The contract is approved but because of official process, the EESL EV vehicles could be held up. The State Government has invested a net worth of Rs. 25,000 crore in EV’s including its element construction, manufacturer programs and charging devices producing following its current Electrical Vehicle and Related Infrastructure Policy 2018.
The following places are expected to get an EV charging points:
Bhandup (near LBS Marg)
Malad (near Link Road)
Carnac Bundar (near Freeway and Fort)
Bandra Kurla Complex
Borivali (near Western Express Highway)
Mankhurd (on Vashi Highway)
ITC Grand Central, Parel
According to Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD of Tata Motors:
“Tata Motors is committed to the Government’s vision of e-mobility in India. We are excited to join forces with the Government of Maharashtra towards this endeavor. We are uniquely positioned to leverage the strength of our group companies to create an EV ecosystem. With our ready portfolio of EV offerings across our passenger and commercial vehicles, we are geared up to meet future requirements beyond the current tender commitments.”
Regarding the establishment of EV charging stations in Mumbai, CEO & Managing Director of Tata Power, Praveer Sinha said:
“We are committed to making Maharashtra EV ready and to the Government’s ambition of providing green technology solutions. We are happy to partner with Tata Motors to deliver on the Government and Group’s vision of reducing India’s carbon footprint and enabling the customers with a sustainable future. We are happy to present Maharashtra with various electric vehicle charging stations that cover the wide expanse of the State. With these installations, Tata Power continues to pursue sustainable practices by using technology to provide Maharashtra customers access to energy-efficient options with ease.”
Further, Guenter Butschek also commentated on the flag off of the 5 Tigor EV, saying:
“As part of our tender with EESL, we have already completed the production of 250 cars and initiated the execution of phase 2 orders. Today’s delivery of 5 Tigor EVs by EESL to the Maharashtra Government has effectively paved way for connecting our aspirations in the e-mobility space with the Government’s vision. With Tigor EV, we have begun our journey in boosting e-mobility and will offer a full range of electric vehicles to the Indian customers. We continue to work in a collaborative manner to facilitate faster adoption of electric vehicles and to build a sustainable future for India.”
President- Electric Mobility Business & Corporate Strategy, Shailesh Chandra, told, “It is an exciting responsibility and I keenly look forward to drive Tata Motors’ vision of proactively developing the e-Mobility ecosystem in the country and leveraging this new opportunity for the company.”
In terms of appearance, the Tata Tigor EV is completely a standard Tigor. The only change received by the Tigor is a unique ‘EV’ emblem attached to the grille. Without any doubt, the company will offer completely high-level motor in the vehicles. The engine is said to be built on electric drive system provided exclusively by Electra EV, which is a firm known for producing electric drive systems for the auto-giants. At first, the company has manufactured 250 units of the EV’s and the 2nd lot is under-production.
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