Tata Motors to supply 1,000 XPres-T EVs to OHM E Logistics, FY2023 biz nears 50,000 units

Twenty-one months after Tata Motors launched the fleet-only Xpres brand with a single product, the move is paying dividends; in the past 11 months, it has received 49,000 orders from seven fleet operators.

By Ajit Dalvi calendar 22 Mar 2023 Views icon18322 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Tata Motors has received a supply order for 1,000 XPres-T EVs from the Hyderabad-based OHM E Logistics for electric cab transportation services. The all-electric sedan will be delivered to OHM E Logistics in a phased manner.

The latest bulk order for the Xpres-T sedan comes a month after Tata Motors bagged India’s single biggest order for electric passenger vehicles – 25,000 XPres-Ts to Uber India on February 20 and takes total orders for the e-sedan in the ongoing fiscal to 49,000 units (see data table below) with another 10 days left for FY2023 to come to a close.

Ramesh Dorairajan, Senior General Manager – Network Management & EV Sales, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles, said, “We are delighted to support OHM E Logistics, a forward-thinking logistics company that is leveraging technology and sustainability into the ride hailing business. Through our Xpres-T EV sedans, we have created a new benchmark in the sustainable fleet market segment, currently commanding a market share of over 90%. The XPres-T EV offers an optimal battery size and  captive fast charging solution, which ensures outstandingly low cost of ownership in addition to safety and passenger comfort, making it a comprehensive and attractive proposition for fleet owners and operators.”

Nirmal Reddy, founder, OHM E Logistics, commented: "As part of OHM’s commitment towards sustainable mobility, we are looking forward to enhancing our fleet with the Xpres-T EV. This addition will help us further boost our existing airport cab operations and increase availability of electric vehicles for intra-city services to the people of Hyderabad."

The new XPres-T comes with two range options – 315km and 277km.

Bulk orders to keep Tata EV ecosystem busy

Tata Motors had launched the Xpres brand exclusively for fleet customers with the Xpres-T EV being the first vehicle under this brand, in July 2021. Clearly, the move has paid off handsomely given that in the April 2022 to end-March 2023 period, the company has secured close to 50,000 orders.

The new XPres-T electric sedan comes with two range options – 315km and 277km (ARAI-certified range under test conditions). According to Tata Motors, the e-sedan has a high energy density battery of 26 kWh and 25.5 kWh and be charged from 0-80% in 59 minutes and 110 minutes respectively, using fast charging or can also be normally charged from any 15 A plug point. The XPres T comes with automatic transmission, dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard across variants.

It's been a busy year for Tata Motors' passenger vehicle division, which continues to witness strong demand for its seven-model range. From the EV perspective, along with the sustained demand for the Nexon EV, India's best-selling ePV, the Tigor EV and more recently the Tiago EV, the bulk orders for the fleet-only XPres-T will keep the company's manufacturing operations humming through 2023 and beyond. 

While the OHM E Logistics and Uber orders have come in the first few months of 2023, December 14 saw one from shared mobility operator Everest Fleet for 5,000 units. Everest Fleet is looking to enhance its green quotient with a shift to electric mobility from its entire CNG-powered cars. On October 19, Tata signed a supply agreement with Evera, the EV-only ride hailing platform in the Delhi-NCR region, for delivery of 2,000 XPres-Ts. On World Environment Day (June 6) 2022, Tata Motors signed an agreement with urban electric mobility solutions provider BluSmart Electric Mobility for supply of 10,000 XPres-T EVs.

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