Tata Motors said in a media statement that it has received an order for the supply of 10,000 XpresT EV units from BluSmart Electric Mobility. Sharing information about this, the company said that this deal of 10,000 units is the biggest electric vehicle deal in India so far. Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles said, “Tata Motors is making rapid strides towards electrification of transport. We are delighted to have a renowned fleet aggregator partnering with us to drive green transportation forward.”
BluSmart is preparing to use the electric vehicle fleet for the general public to reduce carbon emissions. Tata’s XpresT brand was launched in the month of July last year. This platform is dedicated for customers commutation. The company’s first vehicle for this venture is the XpresT EV.
In the XpresT electric sedan, the company has introduced two ranges – 213 km and 165 km. The cars in this fleet of the company run on high density batteries which are 21.5 kWh and 16.5 kWh. According to the company, these cars charge from 0 to 80 percent in 90 minutes and 110 minutes respectively. The company says that the Tigor Electric XpresT comes with zero tail pipe emission, which means it does not emit any kind of pollution from the tail pipe. These have the support of single speed automatic transmission, dual airbags, EBD and ABS.
The interiors of the Tigor Electric XpresT cars feature a premium black theme along with blue accents that blend in with the theme on the inside and the exterior of the car. This color theme of XpresT has been specially kept to differentiate it from the Tata PVs fleet. While Tata’s electric cars are popular among ordinary customers, they have also been inducted in government or police fleets in the last few years. With this, the company’s share on Indian roads has gone up to 87 per cent. In the electric car segment, only select companies are involved in the race, which is benefiting Tata Motors, as Tata is currently the only company that provides electric cars at the entry price point.