Tata Motors has announced a new order for 2,000 electric cars destined for Evera. The all-EV ride-hailing service operates in the Delhi region and expects the Expres T EV sedans to join their fleet of other Tata electric cars in India soon.
Expres is Tata’s brand for fleet customers, and the T EV is Tata’s first electric car under the label. Expres offers the compact electric sedan with two battery options (16.5 kWh and 21.5 kWh) for 213km and 165km in range (ARAI). Charge times from 0- 80% range between 90 and 110 minutes or slow when using a 15 A plug point. The EV T top speed is 80 kph.
Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director at Tata Motors Electric Mobility, called these “the “optimal battery size” for fleets.
Nimish Trivedi, Co-founder & CEO of Prakriti E-Mobility, Evera’s parent company, said this fleet of Tata EVs would help them start airport services at the Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport. “This collaborative approach with Tata Motors shall further our vision and allow consumers to access a network of safe-mobility solutions across the country,” he said. “We will continue to lead shaping the EV fleet industry with more such strategic partnerships.”
Tata, too says it is working towards an ecosystem with other Tata Group companies, including Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Auto Components, Tata Motors Finance and Croma. The so-called ‘Tata uniEVerse’ is to accelerate EV adoption in India.
The 2,000-unit order follows another major contract the Indian carmaker reportedly signed in June. BluSmart Electric Mobility then ordered 10,000 Xpres T EVs.
Tata says it has sold more than 45,000 electric cars to private and fleet customers in India to date and claims an 89 per cent market share in this segment this year – mind you, there are few EVs in India.
In 2021, only a fraction of the more than three million new registrations were electric. A recent analysis for us from Agora painted a similar picture.
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