Tata Motors to supply 500 EVs to Lithium Urban Technologies
Tata Motors today announced a partnership with Lithium Urban Technologies to supply 400 units of the recently launched long-range version of the Tata Tigor EV sedan. Further, 100 more units of upcoming products from Tata Motors like the Nexon EV will be supplied to Lithium Urban Technologies for corporate leadership transport services.
The partnership will also explore the development of bespoke models to cater to the demands of tailor-made solutions for customers in the passenger, mass transit and freight segments. Lithium Urban is banking on this partnership to expand on its fleet of 1,000 EVs. The company claims that this is the largest fleet of EVs outside of China. The firm also provides the associated charging infrastructure, also the largest in India and spread over seven cities. The firm has a strong tech platform to support this network through telematics, fleet management systems, scheduling, rostering and analytics-based optimisation; and trained and certified drivers.
The 213km extended range Tata Tigor EV was launched in India in October. It is available in three trim levels and prices start at Rs 9.44, ex-showroom Delhi, after FAME subsidies. The sedan also gets a three-year or 1.25 lakh kilometre warranty.
Shailesh Chandra, President Electric Mobility Business & Corporate Strategy, Tata Motors Ltd, said, "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. 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."
Speaking on the occasion, Sanjay Krishnan, Founder, Lithium Urban Technologies said, "We are excited to partner with Tata Motors for the supply and co-development of EVs. The induction of new, extended range Tigor EVs and future EVs into our portfolio will add further differentiation to our service offerings for the passenger services. This partnership with Tata Motors will ensure availability of new form factors and enable viability of new market segments across passenger, mass transit and freight. Lithium would move quickly to integrate the company's paradigm-shifting LUTEC (LithiumUrbanTec) EV mobility utilisation software with the new vehicles."
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