Tata Motors to supply 5,000 Xpres-T EVs to fleet operator making a shift from CNG

Tata Motors inks MoU with shared mobility operator Everest Fleet, which is looking to enhance its green quotient with a shift to electric mobility from its entire CNG-powered cars.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 14 Dec 2022 Views icon14174 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Electric passenger vehicle market leader Tata Motors has signed an MoU with Everest Fleet for the delivery of 5,000 Xpres-T EVs. The company handed over the first batch of 100 cars today. Everest Fleet, which is one of the leading operators in the shared mobility market in India, currently supplies over 6,000 cars to taxi aggregating platforms across seven metro cities. At present, it operates a 100%-CNG-powered fleet.

 Siddharth Ladsariya, founder, Everest Fleet, “Everest Fleet is a purpose-led organisation with a deep focus on sustainable mobility solutions. At Everest Fleet, we are paving the way for a better India, one kilometre at a time. Time has come to now take our 100% CNG cars' fleet towards a greener and cleaner alternative – Electric Vehicles. We are really looking forward for this EV journey together with Tata Motors as a strategic partner.”

Ramesh Dorairajan, Senior General Manager, Network Management and EV Sales, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicle said, “We are delighted to associate with Everest Fleet for the deployment of 5,000 Xpres-T EVs electric sedans in their fleet. With enhanced safety, fast charging solution, a premium interior theme, and dynamic performance at an affordable price, the Xpres-T EV has created a new benchmark in India’s EV fleet segment with a market share of more than 90%. Through such partnerships, we are successfully moving towards enhancing EV adoption in India.”

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 50,000 Tata EVs on road till date across the personal and fleet segment. In the first 8 months of the ongoing fiscal year, the company has sold a total of 21,569 EVs in India.


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