EC Wheels India to deploy 1,000 Tata X-PRES T electric cabs in Eastern India
Tata Motors has recently announced its partnership with EC Wheels India, an app-based mobility service firm based in Kolkata, to deploy 1,000 XPRES-T electric sedans for cab transportation. Claimed as the biggest EV fleet order in the Eastern India, the car maker adds that deliveries of the electric car will commence in a phased manner.
Speaking on the development, Ramesh Dorairajan, Senior General Manager – Network Management & EV Sales, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd said, "Tata Motors has always been focusing on the faster adoption of EVs in the mobility space, helping grow India's e-mobility market. We are delighted to partner with EC Wheels India Pvt Ltd for the largest deployment of electric sedans in the fleet segment for the eastern region".
"With a market share of 90 percent in the EV fleet segment in India and the Eastern region, XPRES-T EV has created a new benchmark with enhanced safety, fast-charging solution, and dynamic performance at an affordable price", he remarked.
Tata Motors launched the XPRES brand exclusively for fleet customers last year, and XPRES-T EV is the first vehicle under this moniker. The XPRES-T electric sedan is available with two ARAI-certified range options – 213km and 165km – powered by battery of 21.5 kWh and 16.5 kWh capacity respectively.
"This association will help us to rapidly expand electrification in the eastern regions of India and work towards providing sustainable mobility solutions to our customers. Through this association, we aim to contribute in creating a large EV mobility ecosystem in Eastern India, thereby reducing carbon emissions into the environment", said Mayank Bindal, Promoter Director, EC Wheels India Pvt. Ltd. (Snap-E), an Associate of Steelman Group.
"With the best-in-class electric vehicles offered by Tata Motors, we intend to provide the customers with incomparable cab services in West Bengal, and hope to continue this association on a long-term basis providing an elevated customer experience on our platform", he added.
Tata Motors commands 87 percent share in the Indian electric car market, with over 30,000 EVs on road. It is also closely working with other Tata Group companies including Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Auto Components, Tata Motors Finance and Croma, to contribute to the faster adoption of EVs in India through its EV ecosystem called the 'Tata uniEVerse'.