Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) The Tata Motors and Maharashtra Government have signed a MoU to deploy 1,000 Electric Vehicles across its range of passenger and commercial vehicles in the state, an official said here on Thursday.
Tata Group company, Tata Power Ltd, will help Tata Motors set up EV Charging Stations across the state, with the MoU coming as part of the World Environment Day celebrations.
“The MoU boosts the Maharashtra Electric Vehicle Policy, 2018, in accelerating the adoption of EVs in the state. We are committed to the government’s vision of ‘e-mobility’ in India,” said Tata Motors CEO & MD, Guenter Butschek.
He said that Tata Motors is “uniquely positioned to leverage the strength of its group companies to create an EV ecosystem” and geared up to meet future requirements beyond its current commitments.
On the occasion, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis flagged off five Tigor EVs at the Gateway of India, provided by Tata Motors to the EESL as part of its tender for the initiative.
Tata Power CEO & MD, Praveer Sinha, said that the company is in tune with the state’s vision to make Maharashtra EV ready and provide green technology solutions, reduce India’s carbon footprints and enable customers with a sustainable future.
As part of the tender with EESL, Tata Motors has already completed production of 250 cars and initiated the phase two orders.
Today’s delivery of five Tigor EVs by EESL to the state government has started the journey to boost e-mobility with offers of a full range of electric vehicles to Indian customers, said Butschek.