Tata Motors And Lithium Urban Technologies signs an MoU for one of the largest EV fleet deployment in India
Tata Motors on Monday announced a partnership with Lithium Urban Technologies, an EV-based urban transportation service provider founded by Mr. Sanjay Krishnan, to deploy 5000 XPRES T Electric Sedans across the country for employee transportation, with the goal of accelerating the transition to sustainable transportation. Tata Motors will begin deliveries in stages, with the deployment expected to be completed by next year.
“With the ‘XPRES-T’ EV Sedan we have created new benchmark in the fleet market. Targeted at mobility services, corporate and government fleet customers, the XPRES-T EV offers an optimal battery size, captive fast charging solution, which will ensure outstandingly low cost of ownership in addition to safety and passenger comfort, making it a comprehensive and attractive proposition for fleet owners and operators. This MOU is big leap towards faster adoption of EVs in the shared mobility space and we are delighted to take forward our long-term partnership with Lithium Urban Technologies, who are on the path to provide mobility solutions with a focus on sustainability and supporting India’s e-mobility mission,”Mr. Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd., and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd. said.
Tata Motors created the ‘XPRES’ brand for fleet clients in July 2021, and the XPRES-T’ EV is the first car under this brand.
The new XPRES-T electric vehicle is available in two ranges: 213km and 165km (ARAI certified range under test conditions). It has a 21.5 kWh and 16.5 kWh high-energy density battery that can be charged from 0 to 80 percent in 90 minutes and 110 minutes, respectively, utilising fast charging. It can also be charged conventionally from any 15 A plug point, which is readily available and handy. It has zero tailpipe emissions, a single-speed automatic transmission, dual airbags, and ABS with EBD as standard equipment on all models. It will stand out from other Tata cars because to its premium black theme interior, standard automatic climate control, and Electric Blue accents across the interior and exterior.
“Our relationship with Tata Motors dates back to 2019 when we placed the first order for 500 vehicles. We are delighted that Tata Motors has brought to market a portfolio of vehicles that cater to the entire application spectrum of Corporate and Business travel needs. The order of 5000 vehicles is indeed a momentous occasion for Lithium, Tata Motors and the entire EV ecosystem. It is a testament not only to the demand for Lithium’s services but also the quality of the products from Tata Motors. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Tata Motors in the months and years to come to truly unleash the power of Electric mobility not only in India and but across the world,”Mr. Sanjay Krishnan, Founder & CEO of Lithium Urban Technologies said.
With a commanding market share of 87 percent in FY’22 and over 24000 Tata EVs on the road in the personal and fleet segment, Tata Motors has been transforming the Indian automotive market with its pioneering efforts and is leading the e-mobility tsunami in India. In addition, Tata Motors is collaborating with other Tata Group firms such as Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Auto Components, Tata Motors Finance, and Croma to help accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in India through its EV ecosystem known as the ‘Tata uniEVerse.’
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