tech2 News StaffDec 20, 2018 18:23:26 IST
Tata Motors, a leading global automobile manufacturer partners with the self-drive rental platform, Zoomcar to introduce Tata Tigor EVs for self-drive in Pune.
The two companies flagged off the first batch of Tigor EVs at a ceremony held in Pune today.
Founded in 2013, Zoomcar allows users to rent cars by the hour, day, week or month. At present, the company is operating in nearly 35 cities across India.
Tata Motors also states that it aims to facilitate faster adoption of electric vehicles in order to build a sustainable future for India.
Thrilled by the partnership, Greg Moran, Co-Founder and CEO, Zoomcar comments that this "dynamic partnership within electric mobility" is expected "to touch 20 cities and 500 electric vehicles with Tata over the next year.” i.e. both the companies are planning to deploy 500 units of electric cars in 20 cities of India over the next year.
Also speaking on the occasion, Shailesh Chandra, President- Electric Mobility Business & Corporate Strategy said, “The future of mobility will increasingly be connected, shared and powered by zero-emission technologies. Tata Motors is strongly committed to this transformative journey and working with all like-minded partners to accelerate the enabling ecosystem. It is a great pleasure to announce our partnership with Zoomcar to offer shared electric mobility solution for the citizens of Pune. Tata Tigor EV will now be available on the self-drive rental platform, offered by Zoomcar, to enable zero-emission transport option for the citizens of Pune. We are confident that our customers will appreciate and enjoy the driving experience.”
Earlier this year, Mahindra Electric and Zoomcar had also announced their partnership to provide 100 Mahindra e20 EVs on Zoomcar's platform in Delhi as mentioned in Overdrive. This was an extension of a similar agreement the two companies have in Mysuru, Hyderabad & Jaipur.
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