On the occasion of World Environment Day, Tata Motors signed an agreement with BluSmart Electric Mobility to deliver 10,000 XPRES T EVs to the company making this the biggest ever EV fleet order in India. The company has already bagged an order for the supply of 3,500 XPRES-T EVs in October 2021. These vehicles will be used across the country by commuters, in turn helping minimise the carbon footprint.
In a press release issued by the company on the 6th of June, Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd., and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd. said, “Tata Motors is taking active steps towards the rapid electrification of mobility, and it is heartening to see renowned fleet aggregators joining the green mobility wave with us. We are delighted to continue our association with BluSmart Electric Mobility as we deploy 10,000 XPRES-T EVs across the country. Our XPRES-T EV fleet offers an optimal battery size along with a captive fast charging solution and has already set benchmarks in its category. Tata Motors is constantly working towards educating and enhancing the adoption of electric mobility in India and we hope that more people join us in this journey as we mobilize the nation to #EvolveToElectric.”
Mr. Anmol Singh Jaggi, CoFounder, BluSmart Electric Mobility also said ‘With our $50M in Series A fundraise, we are supercharged to rapidly expand across Delhi NCR and the metro cities. We are thankful to Tata Motors for charging up our journey to scale up at a fast pace. BluSmart Electric Mobility has covered 50 million clean kms and delivered over 1.6 million zero-emission rides with an elevated customer experience on its platform. We are building a large-scale integrated EV mobility ecosystem in India – from the country’s largest fully-electric ride-hailing service to the largest network of EV charging super hubs. With the increasing fleet size, we are leading India on the path to reliable, sustainable and zero-emissions mobility and also creating more inclusive and economic opportunities for driver-partners.”
In July 2021, Tata Motors launched the XPRES brand exclusively for commercial usage XPRES-T EV is the first vehicle under this brand. It borrows its design cues from the standard Tiago and Tigor EV and has 2 range options of 213km and 165km (ARAI certified range under test conditions). The former pack has a larger high-density 21.5 kWh battery pack and the latter is equipped with a 16.5 kWh battery. To charge from 0-80%, the batteries take 90 mins and 110 mins respectively using fast charging. Both the batteries can also be charged with an easily available and convenient 15 A plug point.
With zero tail-pipe emission, it comes with standard safety features including dual airbags and ABS with EBD. The car has a black-themed interior with electric blue accents across its interior and exterior and standard automatic climate control making it different from other Tata cars.
With an impressive market share of 87% in financial year 22, Tata Motors has been leading the Indian automotive industry and is revolutionizing the e-mobility wave in India with over 25000 EVs on road. To contribute to the faster adoption of EVs in India through its EV ecosystem called ‘Tata uniEVerse’, the company is working tirelessly with other Tata Group Companies.