Tata Motors delivers 65 Nexon EVs to Kerala government

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 07 Nov 2020

Tata Motors' eletric charge is getting more power. The carmaker has delivered 65 Nexon electric SUVs to the government of Kerala for its Motor Vehicle Department (MVD), as part of its ambitious ‘Safe Kerala’ programme.

The Kerala MVD will lease 65 Nexon EVs for a period of 8-years from the Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) through the Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT). In a ceremony held today, the first lot of 45 Nexon EVs were delivered to the Kerala MVD in Thiruvananthapuram.

The Safe Kerala programme focuses on significantly enhancing road safety by reducing traffic offences and addressing all related aspects holistically through proper training of drivers, providing safe roads, raising awareness amongst pedestrians, and ensuring effective management of vehicular traffic.

Shailesh Chandra, president – Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “The Kerala government has been at the forefront of initiating several measures to enhance public safety. We are grateful to ANERT for driving this initiative on behalf of the Kerala government and look forward to a fruitful partnership with them and MVD.  We are indeed proud that the Nexon EV is their preferred choice for the Safe Kerala special project on road safety. The Nexon EV has emerged as India’s best-selling electric car, commanding a 63% market share in the personal EV segment and through these orders we are hopeful that we will continue to lead the market.”

At present, there are over 1,500 Nexon EVs plying on Indian roads.