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Tata Motors signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maharashtra state government. The company will be providing 1000 electric vehicles. This will include both passenger and commercial vehicles.
Tata Motors will also partner with Tata Power Ltd to facilitate the setting up of EV charging stations in the state. Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors signed the MoU in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis.
The Maharashtra chief minister, further flagged off five Tigor EVs at the Gateway Of India in Mumbai. The Tigor EVs are part of the EESL fleet, provided by Tata Motors as part of its tender.
The MoU, allows the Maharashtra Electric Vehicle Policy 2018 to accelerate the adoption of EVs in the state.
Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors, stated, "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."
"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."
He further added, "The delivery of five Tigor EVs by EESL to the Maharashtra Government has effectively paved way for connecting our aspirations in the e-mobility space with the government's vision."
"With Tigor EV, we have begun our journey in boosting e-mobility and will offer a full range of electric vehicles to the Indian customers. We continue to work in a collaborative manner to facilitate faster adoption of electric vehicles and to build a sustainable future for India."
Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power, stated, "We are committed to making Maharashtra, EV ready and to the government's ambition of providing green technology solutions."
"We are happy to present Maharashtra with various electric vehicle charging stations that cover the wide expanse of the State."
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Thoughts On Tata Motors MoU With Maharashtra Government
The Maharashtra government with the MoU with Tata Motors, hope to speed up the process of reducing the carbon footprint in India. The switch to EVs will also help reduce the dependence on fossil fuels while bringing down pollution levels.