In what appears to be one of the country’s biggest fleet orders Tata Motors – the nation’s third largest automotive manufacturer recently received an order for delivering 2,000 XPRES T EVs to one of the earliest EV-only – ride-hailing platforms in Delhi NCR region – Evera. Evera is a provider of asset-light EV taxi services to clients in the B2C and B2B markets. The EV cab aggregator has clocked more than eight million green KMs across Delhi NCR in a short amount of time since its launch.
Commenting on the achievement of this huge order, Shailesh Chandra – Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd. and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd., said, “With the XPRES-T EV Sedan we have created a new benchmark in the fleet market, and it is heartening to see renowned fleet aggregators joining the green mobility wave with us. Evera has been associated with us since a long time, and we are delighted to further strengthen this tie-up, by signing an agreement of delivering 2000 EVs to them. X-PRES T EV offers enhanced safety, fast charging solution, a premium interior theme along with dynamic performance at an affordable price. We hope to continue our association with Evera and jointly work towards offering greener and safer mobility options to our customers.”
Meanwhile, Nimish Trivedi, Co-founder & CEO, Prakriti E-Mobility, Parent Company of Evera, “We are glad to announce our collaboration with Tata Motors. This association aligns with the Government of India’s National Electric Mobility Mission Plan and demonstrates our commitment to provide eco-friendly yet most efficient, comfortable, and sustainable mobility solutions to the customers. With this fleet of Tata Motors’ EVs, our start of the airport services at the Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, is around the corner and will propel us further towards this goal.”
He further added, “We are also looking to expand to other cities to fast-track the EV adoption in the country by creating an end-to-end ecosystem. This collaborative approach with Tata Motors, shall further our vision and allow consumers to access a network of safe-mobility solutions across the country. We will continue to lead shaping the EV fleet industry with more such strategic partnerships.”
The XPRES-T EV is the first car under the new XPRES brand, which Tata Motors announced in July 2021 specifically for fleet clients. There are two range choices available for the XPRES-T electric sedan: 213km and 165km (ARAI certified range under test conditions). It has a battery with a high energy density of 21.5 kWh and 16.5 kWh, respectively, and can be charged from 0% to 80% in 90 minutes and 110 minutes, respectively, using fast charging. It can also be charged conventionally from any suitable 15 A plug point.
The XPRES-T EV also gets Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, a single gear automatic transmission, and zero tailpipe emissions are all standard across all models. Interior features include a premium black colour scheme, automated temperature control, and Electric Blue accents across its interior and exterior will give it a differentiated presence from other Tata cars.
In other Tata Motors news, recently the company announced that Tiago EV, which is the brand’s newest electric car, has received an astounding amount of enthusiastic feedback from the Indian market and has shot beyond the 10,000 mark since bookings opened at noon on the 10th of October. Tata Motors has therefore increased the special introductory pricing, which starts at INR 8.49 Lakh (All India – Ex-showroom) to an additional 10,000 reservations in order to respond to the overwhelming consumer enthusiasm and to further promote the widespread adoption of electric vehicles in the country.