Tata Motors bags 5000 XPRES-T EVs order from Everest Fleet
Indian automaker Tata Motors has recently signed an MoU with Everest Fleet Private Limited for the delivery of 5000 units of XPRES-T electric cars for the latter's cab services in the country. A first batch of 100 cars was delivered, as part of the contract, according to the company.
Speaking on the occasion, Ramesh Dorairajan, Senior General Manager, Network Management and EV Sales, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicle Ltd. said, "We are delighted to associate with Everest Fleet Private Limited for the deployment of 5000 XPRES-T EVs electric sedans in their fleet. With enhanced safety, fast charging solution, a premium interior theme, and dynamic performance at an affordable price, the XPRES-T EV has created a new benchmark in India's EV fleet segment with a market share of more than 90 percent. Through such partnerships, we are successfully moving towards enhancing EV adoption in India".
Tata Motors launched the 'XPRES' brand exclusively for fleet customers last year, and the XPRES-T EV is the first vehicle under this sub-brand.
According to Siddharth Ladsariya, Founder, Everest Fleet Private Limited, "Everest Fleet is a purpose-led organisation with a deep focus on sustainable mobility solutions. At Everest Fleet, we are paving the way for a better India, one kilometer at a time. Time has come to now take our 100 percent CNG cars' fleet towards a greener and cleaner alternative. We are really looking forward for this EV journey together with Tata Motors as a strategic partner."
The new XPRES-T electric sedan comes with 2 range options – 213km and 165km (ARAI certified range under test conditions). It packs a high energy density battery of 21.5 kWh and 16.5 kWh, and can be charged from 0- 80 percnet in 90 mins and 110 mins, respectively, using fast charging. The car can also normally charged from any 15 A plug point.
Tata Motors is leading the e-mobility wave in India with a commanding market share of 87 percent in FY'22, selling over 50,000 electric vehicles to date in the private and fleet segments.