As part of the World Environment Day
celebrations, Tata Motors signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the
State Government of Maharashtra for deployment of 1000 Electric Vehicles (EV)
across its range of passenger and commercial vehicles in the State.
Partnering with a Tata group
company, Tata Power Ltd, Tata Motors will facilitate setting up of EV charging
stations in the State. The MoU boosts the Maharashtra Electric Vehicle Policy
2018 in accelerating the adoption of EVs in Maharashtra. Guenter Butschek, CEO
& MD, Tata Motors signed the MoU in the presence of the Chief Minister of
Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis. Additionally, the Chief Minister also flagged
off five Tigor EVs at the Gateway of India, Mumbai. These vehicles were
provided by Tata Motors to EESL as part of its tender.
Speaking on the MoU signing initiative,
Guenter Butschek noted, “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.”
On setting up of new EV
charging stations in Mumbai in partnership with Tata Motors, Praveer Sinha, CEO
& Managing Director, Tata Power, said, “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.”
Butschek added Tata Motors, as
part of its tender with EESL, has already completed the production of 250 cars
and initiated the execution of phase 2 orders.
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