Tata Motors to supply 1,000 XPres T EVs for Kolkata market

Inks MoU with EC Wheels India for the biggest EV fleet deployment in Eastern India

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 25 Jul 2022 Views icon5202 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Tata Motors has inked a partnership with EC Wheels India, an app-based urban transportation service in Kolkata to deploy 1,000 XPres T electric sedans for cab transportation. Tata Motors is to commence deliveries in phases.

Ramesh Dorairajan, Senior General Manager – Network Management & EV Sales, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles, said, “Tata Motors has always been focusing on the faster adoption of EVs in the mobility space, helping grow India’s e-mobility market. We are delighted to partner with EC Wheels India for the largest deployment of electric sedans in the fleet segment for the eastern region.”

Mayank Bindal, Promoter Director, EC Wheels India, an associate company of Steelman Group, said, “Through this association, we aim to contribute in creating a large EV mobility ecosystem in Eastern India, thereby reducing carbon emissions into the environment.”

In July 2021, Tata Motors launched the Xpres brand, exclusively for fleet customers with Xpres-T EV the first vehicle under this brand. The XPres-T electric sedan comes with 2 range options – 213km and 165km (ARAI-certified range under test conditions). It packs a high energy density battery of 21.5 kWh and 16.5 kWh and can be charged from 0- 80% in 90 mins and 110 mins, respectively, using fast charging or can also be normally charged from any 15 A plug point. Other highlights are a single-speed automatic transmission, dual airbags, ABS with EBD as standard across variants. The premium black theme interior with standard automatic climate control and electric blue accents across its interior and exterior differentiate it from other cars.

Tata Motors is on a roll in the Indian EV market, and is leading the e-mobility wave in India with a commanding market share of 87% in FY2022. The carmaker has over 30,000 Tata EVs on road till date in personal and fleet segment.

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