Tata Motors today signed an agreement today for deployment of 1000 Electric Vehicles (EV) in Maharashtra. The battery-driven model will be available for its range of passenger and commercial vehicles in the State. The Memorandum of Understanding signed today will push the government’s electric vehicle policy. Also Read - Coronavirus: State Govt Yet to Spend Financial Aid Given by Centre, Alleges Devendra Fadnavis
Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors said, “Tata Motors is committed to the Government’s vision of e-mobility in India. We are excited to join forces with the Government of Maharashtra towards this endeavour. We are uniquely positioned to leverage the strength of our group companies to create an EV ecosystem. With our ready portfolio of EV offerings across our passenger and commercial vehicles, we are geared up to meet future requirements beyond the current tender commitments.” Also Read - Bandra Crisis: 'State Responsible For This Embarrassing Situation,' Says Devendra Fadnavis
Guenter Butschek signed the MoU in the presence of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis. He also flagged off 5 Tigor EVs at the Gateway of India, Mumbai. These vehicles were provided by Tata Motors to EESL as part of its tender. Also Read - Wadhawan Family Fiasco: 'IPS Officer, Who Issued Passes, Appointed by ex-CM Fadnavis,' Alleges Shiv Sena
On setting up of new EV charging stations in Mumbai in partnership with Tata Motors, Praveer Sinha, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Power, said, “We are committed to making Maharashtra EV ready and to the Government’s ambition of providing green technology solutions. We are happy to partner with Tata Motors to deliver on the Government and Group’s vision of reducing India’s carbon footprint and enabling the customers with a sustainable future.
He further added, “We are happy to present Maharashtra with various electric vehicle charging stations that cover the wide expanse of the State. With these installations, Tata Power continues to pursue sustainable practices by using technology to provide Maharashtra customers access to energy-efficient options with ease.”