Tata Motors signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today with the Government of Maharashtra, for deployment of 1,000 electric vehicles (EV) across its range of passenger and commercial vehicles. This MoU was inked as a part of the car maker’s World Environment Day celebrations. The company said it would be partnering with a group company, Tata Power Ltd, in facilitating the setting up of EV charging stations in the state.
This MoU is said to boost the Maharashtra Electric Vehicle Policy 2018, in accelerating the adoption of EVs in the state, Tata Motors noted. Guenter Butschek, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Motors signed the MoU in the presence of Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra. Fadnavis also flagged off five Tigor EVs at the Gateway of India, Mumbai following this. These vehicles were provided by Tata Motors to the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) as part of its tender, the company said.
Butschek said Tata Motors is committed to the Government’s vision of e-mobility in India, and is excited to join forces with the Government of Maharashtra towards this endeavour. The company is uniquely-positioned to leverage the strength of its group companies in creating an EV ecosystem, he added. “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,” said Butschek. He noted that with the Tigor EV, Tata has begun its journey in boosting e-mobility and will offer a full range of EVs to Indian customers.
The company is committed to making Maharashtra EV ready and to the Government’s ambition of providing green technology solutions, noted Praveer Sinha, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Power noted. He said Tata Power is happy to partner with Tata Motors to deliver on the Government and Group’s vision of reducing India’s carbon footprint and enabling customers with a sustainable future. With these installations, Tata Power continues to pursue sustainable practices by using technology to provide Maharashtra customers access to energy-efficient options with ease, added Sinha.