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Tata Motors and the Maharashtra government have signed an MoU towards electric vehicles

Tata Motors have supplied electric vehicles to the State Governments of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh for passenger and commercial use,  to start promoting a greener future for India.

Guenter Butschek, CEO and MD of Tata Motors signed the memorandum in the presence of the state’s chief minister, Devendra Fadnavis, in a move that will boost the Maharashtra Electric Vehicle Policy 2018.

Butschek stated this about the signing;”Tata Motors is committed to the Government’s vision of e-mobility in India. We are excited to join forces with the Government of Maharashtra towards this endeavor. We are uniquely positioned to leverage the strength of our group companies to create an EV ecosystem. With our ready portfolio of EV offerings across our passenger and commercial vehicles, we are geared up to meet future requirements beyond the current tender commitments.”

Tata Motors and the Maharashtra government have signed an MoU towards electric vehicles

Praveer Sinha, CEO and Managing Director for Tata Power also made a statement, saying,” We are committed to making Maharashtra EV ready and to the Government’s ambition of providing green technology solutions. We are happy to partner with Tata Motors to deliver on the Government and Group’s vision of reducing India’s carbon footprint and enabling the customers with a sustainable future. We are happy to present Maharashtra with various electric vehicle charging stations that cover the wide expanse of the State. With these installations, Tata Power continues to pursue sustainable practices by using technology to provide Maharashtra customers access to energy-efficient options with ease.”

Tata Motors and the Maharashtra government have signed an MoU towards electric vehicles

Butshek added that Tata Motors have delivered five Tigor electric vehicles as part of their tender from the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to the Government of Maharashtra, which had laid the initial ground work for the governments vision of e-mobility. The motor company and the government will continue to collaborate with each other towards a full range of electric vehicles for the Indian customer and in turn create a sustainable green future for India.

Soon after, Tata Motors have supplied two additional Tigors to the Government of Madhya Pradesh, with honourable Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan  present at the event, to further promote the adoption of EVs in India.

Tata Motors and the Maharashtra government have signed an MoU towards electric vehicles

The Tata Tigor EV is a sedan with an completely electric motor. Its range is about 100 kms before needing a charge and it gets its drive from a 29.8kW (40PS) AC induction electric motor. With Tata Power committed to opening power stations too, a green future in India has been given a real boost.

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