Gentari, the green energy arm of Petronas, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tata Motors for the delivery of 5,000 units of Tata Ace EV trucks over a period of three years in India. A total of 1,000 units of Tata Ace EVs will be delivered within the first year for deployment in Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune and Kolkata. Gentari and Tata Motors held a handover ceremony during the 8th Smart Cities India Expo to mark the delivery of the first batch of 100 trucks which will be happening throughout March and April this year.
The Tata Ace EV is an electric-powered mini truck with 208 cubic feet and 600kg payload that’s designed for eCommerce delivery duties. According to Tata’s website, the Ace EV has a certified range of 154km on a single charge from a 21.3kWh battery. The zero-emissions truck has a single motor pushing 27kW (36hp) and 130Nm of torque. AC charging takes up to 7 hours to get from 20-100% while DC charging takes 105 minutes to get from 10-80%.
The fleet of 5,000 Tata Ace EVs will help expand Gentari’s Vehicle-as-a-service (VaaS) offering. According to Gentari, their current VaaS offering with approximately 1,000 three-wheeler EVs has clocked 3 million clean kilometres which is equivalent to more than 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions reduction. The Vaas offering in India serves third-party logistics, eCommerce operators as well as private users. By 2023, Gentari aims to grow its EV fleet to more than 4,000 vehicles across ten cities with a mix of three- and four-wheeler vehicles. It also aims to increase its current network of seven charging hubs in four cities to ten cities by 2023.
Gentari has also signed several other MoUs in India including one with MoEVing Urban Technology Private Limited to provide 1,000 three-wheeler and 500 four-wheeler electric cargo vehicles on subscription. It also exchanged MoU documents with logistics company Gati KWE to provide them with 500 electric cargo vehicles through its VaaS offering.
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