Tata Motors has delivered 25 Ace CNG-powered small commercial vehicles to the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation, as part of the corporation’s mission of using clean-fuel vehicles for municipal services.
The Minister of Municipality and Urban Development, government of Andhra Pradesh, Bosta Satyanarayana flagged off the vehicles at a ceremony at Gandhi Maidan, Vijayawada. Dignitaries from Vijayawada Municipal Corporation, including Municipal Commissioner Prasanna Venkatesh and central Vijayawada MLA, Malladi Vishnu were also part of the occasion.
The Tata Ace tippers are designed for efficient waste collection and are equipped with a 3 cubic metre closed-box tipper. The company says with its high manoeuvrability and fuel efficient 700cc CNG engine, the Tata Ace Gold is an ideal vehicle for the application. The vehicles also feature geo-positioning system, public announcement system, wet and dry compartments and close-circuit camera system to further aid the effective operations. The vehicles were procured by the corporation through an open tender, wherein Tata Motors emerged as the top bidder.
Vinay Pathak, VP – Product Line, SCV & PU, Tata Motors said, “The Tata Ace is a versatile product that caters to a wide variety of applications for private and municipal use. After successfully serving several government bodies, we’re delighted to be associated with Vijayawada Municipal Corporation in their quest of efficient solid waste management for the prospering city of Vijayawada.”
The Tata Ace is available with a wide array of load bodies, including 2, 2.6, 3 and 3.3 cubic metre capacity in open box and closed box variants. The vehicle is available in fuel-efficient diesel, petrol and CNG BS VI-compliant engine options to help increase the profit potential and reduce the total cost of ownership, with its low maintenance costs and high reliability.
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