Tata Motors and Lithium Urban Technologies, a commercial EV fleet provider, have entered into a partnership to push the electrification of the transport service market.
Lithium owns a one of the largest fleets of EVs and claims to be India’s first zero emission service. It owns fleets of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and associated charging infrastructure, backed by technology platform that involves telematics, fleet management systems, scheduling, rostering and analytics-based optimisation; and trained and certified drivers.
Under the partnership, both companies will explore bespoke models to address requirements of customers who are increasingly looking for tailor-made mobility solutions in the market across passenger, mass transit and freight segments.
As the first milestone, Tata Motors and Lithium have signed a contract for 400 newly launched, Tigor Sedan EV, with an extended range of 213 km, to be supplied by FY20 and deployed across India. This partnership plans to additionally induct 100 electric vehicles, which would include cars to be launched in near future, like Nexon EV for corporate leadership transport services. These steps will be pivotal for Lithium to significantly expand its current fleet of 1000 EVs to further consolidate its leadership position as the largest EV based mobility service provider.
“This is not just the most significant milestone for Tata Motors’ E-Mobility Business, but also a big turning point in the EV market, which is now likely to see fleets electrify faster than ever before” said Mr. Shailesh Chandra, President – Electric Mobility Business & Corporate Strategy, Tata Motors. “We are delighted to enter this partnership with Lithium, who are on their pragmatic journey of expanding their zero-emission transport service rapidly. We are committed to nurturing this valued partnership as we address the evolving mobility needs of our customers through various disruptive business models.”
Source: Press Release