Tata Motors Delivers 10 Nexon EVs To Gujarat Government On Independence Day: Part Of ESSL Deal

Tata Motors recently delivered 10 Nexon EVs to Government officials in Gujarat. The gesture was part of the deal with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).

Tata Motors Delivers 10 Nexon EVs To Gujarat Government On Independence Day: Part Of ESSL Deal

These 10 brand-new Tata Nexon EV's will be used by senior Government officials of the state who are associated with the Statue of Unity located in Gujarat. To mark the event, these 10 Tata Nexon EVs were handed over to the Government officials on 75th Independence Day.

Tata Motors Delivers 10 Nexon EVs To Gujarat Government On Independence Day: Part Of ESSL Deal

The event took place in presence of Dr Rajiv Kumar Gupta, who is the Additional Chief Secretary of Industries & Mines Department and MD of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam.

The event is one of many where Tata Motors is actively trying its best to promote the use of electric vehicles.

Tata Motors Delivers 10 Nexon EVs To Gujarat Government On Independence Day: Part Of ESSL Deal

For this, Tata Motors is working closely with other entities under the Tata group to find out the possibilities for replacing conventional powered cars with its EV. One such work is the tender between Tata Motors and EESL to supply 10,000 electric vehicles to various government organisations and institutions.

Tata Motors Delivers 10 Nexon EVs To Gujarat Government On Independence Day: Part Of ESSL Deal

Tata Nexon EV is currently India's highest-selling electric passenger vehicle with a dominating market share of 70 per cent. One of the reasons for Tata Nexon EV can be pointed out at its competition, in other words, ‘the lack of competition'.

Tata Motors Delivers 10 Nexon EVs To Gujarat Government On Independence Day: Part Of ESSL Deal

Powering the Tata Nexon EV is a 30.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack, and the majority of stored energy is consumed by a single electric motor for propulsion means. The electric motor is a 127hp AC motor with 245Nm of peak torque. According to Tata Motors, this setup enables the Nexon EV to cover 312kms on a single charge.

Tata Motors Delivers 10 Nexon EVs To Gujarat Government On Independence Day: Part Of ESSL Deal

Thoughts About Tata Motors Delivering 10 Nexon EVs To Gujarat Government On Independence Day

Tata Motors is doing the best of their abilities to promote EV in the Indian market, and their action back it up. However, once you look closely, many problems hinder the efforts by different organisations to promote EVs in the market.

Tata Motors Delivers 10 Nexon EVs To Gujarat Government On Independence Day: Part Of ESSL Deal

These problems range from government policies to mediocre powertrain configurations that couldn't take the fight to conventionally powered vehicles. Though the 70% market share number looks incredible on paper, once you dissect the numbers, in reality, Tata motors have sold just over 6,000 units of Nexon EV in India. This is a small number in comparison to the ICE vehicles sales currently in India.

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Article Published On: Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 20:30 [IST]
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