Tata Motors Delivers 65 Electric Vehicles to Kerala Government

The Government of Kerala has selected Nexon EV SUV from Tata Motors, for its Motor Vehicle Department, as part of its ambitious ‘Safe Kerala’ programme.

Tata Motors Kerala Government

The Government of Kerala has selected Nexon EV SUV from Tata Motors, for its Motor Vehicle Department (MVD), as part of its ambitious ‘Safe Kerala’ programme. A smart fleet of 65 Nexon electric vehicles will strengthen this programme to effectively manage and regulate the state’s vehicular traffic round the clock. The Kerala MVD will lease the 65 Nexon EVs for a period of 8-years from the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) through the Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT). In a ceremony held recently, the first lot of 45 Nexon EVs were delivered to the Kerala MVD in Thiruvananthapuram.

‘Safe Kerala’ is a programme that focuses on significantly enhancing road safety by reducing traffic offences and addressing all related aspects holistically through mediums such as proper training of drivers, providing safe roads, raising awareness amongst pedestrians, and ensuring effective management of vehicular traffic.

Shailesh Chandra, President – Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “the Kerala Government has been at the forefront of initiating several measures to enhance public safety. We are grateful to ANERT for driving this initiative on behalf of the Kerala Government and look forward to a fruitful partnership with them and MVD. We are indeed proud that the Nexon EV is their preferred choice for the ‘Safe Kerala’ special project on road safety. The Nexon EV has emerged as India’s best-selling electric car, commanding a 63 percent market share in the personal EV segment and through these orders we are hopeful that we will continue to lead the market.”

Tata Motors Kerala Government

The Nexon EV, an aspirational SUV, delivers an anxiety-free long range of 312 km on a single charge with zero emissions. It is equipped with a powerful and high-efficiency 129 PS permanent magnet AC motor powered by a high capacity 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery. The EV comes with best-in-industry dust and waterproof battery pack, which meets IP67 standards. Furthermore, it offers 35 Mobile Apps based connected features, ranging from remote commands, vehicle tracking,
driving behaviour analytics, navigation and remote diagnostics.

“With more than 1500 Nexon EVs currently plying on Indian roads, this electric SUV has been much appreciated by customers and the industry alike,” the firm issued in its release.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.