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Tata Motors Bags Contract to Deliver 65 Electric Vehicles to KSEB

Tata Motors electric cars for Kerala State electricity Board

MINI: Indian automobile giant Tata Motors bagged a contract to deliver 65 electric vehicles in a PAN India tender released by the Kerela State electricity board (KSEB)

Highlights:

  • Tata Motors grabbed a tender to deliver 65 EVs for KSEB.
  • Tata Motors to deliver 60 units of Tata Tigor EV SUV and 5 units of Tata Nexon EVs SUV to KSEB.
  • Tata Motor to work with other Tata Group firm to promote the adaptation of electric vehicles in India.

Tata Motors, the Indian automotive giant received a contract to deliver 65 electric vehicles to Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) under a tender released by KSEB for electrifying its government fleet.

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The contract for 65 EVs includes 60 units of Tata Tigor EV SUVs and 5 units of Tata Nexon EV SUVs to be delivered by the second half of 2022.

The contract was part of the PAN India tender released by KSEB to electrify its government fleet of cars under the state vision for electric mobility “Go Green/Carbon Neutral” by 2030. In the past, the Kerala government released tender for electric busses with a vision to electrify its public transport fleet. 

Tata Tigor EVs SUV is one of the top-selling electric cars in India. Tigor EVs SUV is an ARAI-certified electric car range of 306km per charge. It is equipped with a 26 kWh lithium-ion battery that offers maximum power and torque of 73.75 bhp and 170 Nm respectively and can be capable to accelerate from 0- 60kmph in 5.7 seconds.

Tata Nexon EVs SUV is the top-selling EVs SUV in India. Nexon EV SUV is an ARAI-certified electric car range of 312km on a single charge. It is built with a high capacity 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery offers the maximum power and maximum torque of 127 bhp and 24Nm respectively. 

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Tata Motor said that to boost the further adaption of electric vehicles in India, Tata Motor is closely working with other automotive companies and other Tata Group firms, including Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Auto Components, Tata Motor Finance, and Croma.

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Tata Motors, a multinational Indian automobile company is leading in the Indian EV market with the highest sales in 2021-2022. The company has sold 15000 units of EVs to date and has over 85% of market shares in the present Indian automobile market.

Considering the pollution index of the nation, several initiatives have been taken by the Central and State Governments for encouraging people to switch over to electric mobility. 

By introducing electric vehicles in government fleets, several state governments have been promoting the adaptation of clean mobility. One such state is Kerala, with a vision to convert its public transport fleet to electric.

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