With the Ace EV, Tata Motors is targeting intra-city cargo transport operators in the e-commerce, FMCG and courier businesses who will benefit from lower total cost of ownership.
Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has commenced deliveries of its all-new Ace electric small CV. The first Ace EV fleet was delivered today to leading e-commerce, FMCG and courier companies, and their logistics service providers: Amazon, Delhivery, DHL (Express & Supply Chain), FedEx, Flipkart, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, MoEVing, Safexpress and Trent Ltd.
The Ace EV is the first product with Tata Motors’ Evogen powertrain that offers a certified range of 154 kilometres. The company says the Ace EV “delivers a safe, all-weather operation with an advanced battery cooling system and regenerative braking system to boost the driving range.”
The eco-friendly small CV allows regular and fast charging capabilities for high uptime. It is powered by a 27kW (36hp) motor with 130 Nm of peak torque enabling cargo volume of 208 cubic feet and grade-ability of 22% allowing easy ascend in fully loaded conditions. The Ace EV’s container is made of lightweight, durable materials designed to suit the requirements of e-commerce logistics.
Tata Motors states that the new Ace EV, unveiled in May 2022 and co-developed in collaboration with its users, has successfully completed stringent real-world market trials. Supported by a curated ecosystem, the Ace EV comes with a holistic solution for hassle-free e-cargo mobility and five-year comprehensive maintenance package. Its robust performance with 100% uptime received an overwhelming response from customers.
The Ace EV’s supporting ecosystem includes development and deployment of charging infrastructure, setting up of dedicated EV support centres for maximum fleet uptime, deployment of Tata Fleet Edge fleet management solution, support of Tata UniEVerse, the enabling eco-system of relevant Tata Group companies, and partnerships with the country’s leading financiers for availing funding.
Flagging off the first fleet of Ace EVs, Girish Wagh, Executive Director, Tata Motors, said, “The introduction of the Ace EVs on Indian roads marks a big step forward in the journey towards zero-emission cargo mobility. The holistic solution co-created with our partners effectively caters to a variety of intra-city distribution needs and delivers a superior value proposition to all stakeholders. We are grateful for the trust and support of our customers. Their encouraging response to Ace EV inspires us to accelerate our endeavour of sustainable mobility and support the nation’s net-zero aspirations.”
With the Ace EV, Tata Motors is targeting intra-city cargo transport operators who are keen to benefit from lower total cost of operations.
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