Tata Motors Launches Mini Electric Truck, Receives 39,000 Bookings From E-Commerce Firms

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Tata Motors said that the new mini electric truck has a range of 154 km and includes a regenerative braking system.

 

Tata Motors on Thursday (5 May) launched an electric four-wheel small commercial vehicle (SCV) as an EV version of its successful Ace mini-truck that was launched 17 years ago.

This mini electric truck, Ace EV, has a range of 154 km and includes a regenerative braking system.

According to the company, the Ace EV is the first product featuring Tata Motors’ EVOGEN powertrain. The new SCV is powered by a 27kW (36hp) motor with 130 Nm of peak torque.

“Ace EV ensures highest cargo volume of 208 cubic ft and grade-ability of 22 per cent allowing easy ascend in fully loaded conditions. The Ace EV’s container is made of light-weight, durable materials that perfectly suit the requirements of e-commerce logistics,” the company said.

“It delivers a safe, all-weather operation with an advanced battery cooling system and regenerative braking system to boost the driving range. The vehicle allows regular and fast charging capabilities for high uptime,” it added.

In another significant move, Tata Motors also announced the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with leading e-commerce companies and logistics service providers like Amazon, BigBasket, City Link, DOT, Flipkart, LetsTransport, MoEVing and Yelo EV.

This MoU includes delivering 39,000 units of Ace EV; setting up dedicated Electric Vehicle (EV) Support Centres for maximum fleet uptime; deployment of optimal fleet management solution; and support of Tata UniEVerse, the enabling eco-system of relevant Tata Group companies.

“Building on our experience and success with electric buses, we have designed use-case specific EV solutions for intra-city distribution. We are much encouraged with the support and response received from our e-commerce customers, with whom we begin this journey of zero-emission cargo mobility,” Girish Wagh, Executive Director, Tata Motors, said.