EESL to Deliver 65 Tata Motors’ Nexon EVs to Kerala’s Motor Vehicle Department

Under the ambitious ‘Safe Kerala’ programme, the Government of Kerala has entered into an agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to take on lease 65 Tata Motors’ Nexon EVs for its Motor Vehicle Department (MVD).

November 09, 2020. By Manu Tayal

Under the ambitious ‘Safe Kerala’ programme, the Government of Kerala has entered into an agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to take on lease 65 Tata Motors’ Nexon EVs for its Motor Vehicle Department (MVD).

The state government believes that this smart fleet of 65 Nexon EVs, India’s own electric SUV, will strengthen this programme to effectively manage and regulate the state’s vehicular traffic round the clock.

As per the agreement, the Kerala MVD will lease 65 Nexon EVs for 8-years from EESL through the Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT).

Also, the first lot of 45 Nexon EVs were already delivered to the Kerala MVD in Thiruvananthapuram. 

Through this collaboration, the Kerala MDV will be able to mitigate approximately 650 tonnes of CO2 emissions and save on the costs of 2.2 lakh litres of diesel every year.

‘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.

Commenting on the agreement, 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.”

He further added “the Nexon EV has emerged as India’s best-selling electric car, commanding a 63 per cent market share in the personal EV segment and through these orders we are hopeful that we will continue to lead the market.”

Tata Motors Nexon EV delivers an anxiety-free long range of 312 km on a single charge with zero emissions, and 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.

It comes with dust and waterproof battery pack, which meets IP67 standards. It also offers 35 Mobile Apps based connected features, ranging from remote commands, vehicle tracking, driving behaviour analytics, navigation and remote diagnostics. 

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