Tata Power-DDL, Zoomcar Collaborate to Run O&M Fleet on EVs

“Through this initiative, we aim to support and complement the government’s strategy and strive to reduce dependency on petrol/ diesel vehicles and shift to electric vehicles,” said Banga.

Sanjay Banga TPDDL

With an aim to further increase its contributions towards clean & green technology initiatives, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. (Tata Power-DDL) has joined hands with Zoomcar, a Bangalore-headquartered self-drive car rental company.

The move will help in scaling up of the distribution company’s operations & maintenance (O&M) activities in North Delhi on electric vehicles (EVs) fleet.

Further, the company has rolled out a pilot project with Zoomcar in a phased manner under which initially twelve EVs of David Back and Greg Moran-backed Zoomcar will be serving towards it’s O&M activities including installation of Smart Meters.

The first phase of the utility fleet has been flagged off by Sanjay Banga, CEO, Tata Power-DDL and Sumeet Salhotra, Vice President-Operations, North India, Zoomcar at Dheerpur Grid in New Delhi.

Commenting on the launch, Tata Power-DDL, CEO, Sanjay Banga said “as a responsible corporate and technology leader among the utilities, we are continually exploring new avenues to push cleaner and greener technologies which can bring a wave of lasting change.”

Banga further said “through this initiative, we aim to support and complement the government’s strategy and strive to reduce dependency on petrol/ diesel vehicles and shift to electric vehicles.”

Besides, the company, which is serving a populace of around 7 million in the national capital, has also deployed other electric powered vehicles in its maintenance fleet. It’s e-powered fleet is comprised of more than hundred e-scooters and e-rickshaws.

In near future, the distribution arm of utility giant Tata Power is mulling to further scale up the number of its e-cars to 250 in the fleet.

Recently, it has won the 7th ‘Innovation with Impact’ award under the category – ‘Quality of Service and Customer Empowerment’. It has been conferred with the award for its system efficiency and outstanding contributions for its commitment towards its consumers.

Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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