Tata Motors is set to deploy 10,000 XPRES-T electric vehicle units to fulfill an order from BluSmart Electric Mobility. The order makes this the biggest ever EV fleet order in India. With deliveries beginning soon, these vehicles are an addition to the 3,500 XPRES-T EV order, which was signed by both the companies in October 2021. This fleet is meant for daily commuters across the country in turn helping minimise the carbon footprint.
"With our USD 50 million in Series A fund raise, we are supercharged to rapidly expand across Delhi NCR and the metro cities. We are thankful to Tata Motors for charging up our journey to scale up at a fast pace," BluSmart Electric Mobility Co-Founder Anmol Singh Jaggi said.
Tata Motors, in their bid to scale up capabilities across the different business verticles, is all inclined to strengthen the R&D with new recruitments. The company would also focus on upskilling the human resource this fiscal year. For the electric vehicle segment especially, the automaker plans to upskill in the electric vehicle architecture and battery packs, along with the other areas. Shailesh Chandra, President – Passenger Vehicle and Electric Vehicles, Tata Motors said, “As far as hiring in R&D is concerned we are going for major hiring, especially this year, but there is also another area which we have looked into very deeply and that is upskilling the current engineers within R&D.”
In July 2021, Tata Motors launched the XPRES brand, exclusively for fleet customers and XPRES-T EV is the first vehicle under this brand. The XPRES-T electric sedan comes with two range options – 213 km and 165 km (ARAI certified range under test conditions).
Tata Motors which manufactures TATA Nexon EV and Tata Tigor EV claims to be leading the e-mobility wave in India with a commanding market share of 87%. With the sales chart out for the month of May 2022, it is clear that Tata Motors has managed to take the top spot with sales of 3,454 units. It sold 25,000 EVs in the fiscal year 2022.