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Tata Steel Adopts Tata Motors’ LNG & Electric Fleet

by Abdullah
Tata Steel Adopts Tata Motors' LNG & Electric Fleet

Tata Motors has commenced delivering its next-generation green-fuel-powered commercial vehicles to Tata Steel. The fleet comprises Prima tractors, tippers and the Ultra EV bus, which is powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and battery electric technology.

N Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata Sons, flagged off the cars as part of the Tata Group’s Founders Day celebrations in Jamshedpur on March 3. T V Narendran, CEO and MD of Tata Steel, and Girish Wagh, Executive Director of Tata Motors, attended the ceremony, along with senior members of their respective executive teams.

Engineered for a variety of applications, the Tata Prima LNG range of trucks including tippers (3530.K) and tractors (5530.S) will be used for surface, mining, and long-haul commercial transportation. As part of the accelerated adoption of battery-electric range, 28T EV tipper (E28.K) and 46T EV tractor (E46.S) are being deployed for establishing real-world performance, as part of Tata Steel’s logistic movement. In addition to the zero-emission trucks, the company will also start using Tata Ultra EV buses for employee transport, across plant locations.

The Tata Motors new-age commercial vehicles come equipped with multiple safety features including Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), Electronic Stability Control, Active Traction Control and Driver Monitoring System, amongst others. The vehicles were handed over to Tata Steel’s delivery partners for transporting steel products and raw materials.

T V Narendran, CEO and MD, Tata Steel, said, “As leaders in our respective industries, Tata Steel and Tata Motors share a common vision for sustainability and innovation. By harnessing our collective expertise and resources, we are not only revolutionising our industries but also leading the way in environmental responsibility. Together, we are committed to driving positive change and delivering eco-friendly solutions that not only benefit our businesses but also contribute to a greener tomorrow.”

Girish Wagh, Executive Director, Tata Motors said, “Tata Motors is driving the global megatrend of sustainable, safe and smart mobility in India. Our green fleet of commercial vehicles will accelerate Tata Steel’s efforts towards making its supply chain carbon neutral. We have collaborated with them and their transportation partners to design holistic solutions for enhancing functionality, performance, connectivity and safety. Every aspect of these vehicles has been purposefully augmented to cater to varied duty cycles and special applications. We look forward to strengthening our historic partnership in our respective quests of reducing carbon footprint and achieving net-zero emissions by 2045.”

Tata Motors has been developing and manufacturing innovative mobility solutions powered by alternate fuel technology, including battery electric, CNG, LNG, Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine and Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology. It showcased a range of alternate-fuel powered commercial vehicles at Auto Expo 2023 and Bharat Mobility Global Expo in February 2024 across various segments. Till date, Tata Motors has supplied more than 2,000 electric buses across multiple cities in India, which have cumulatively clocked more than 12 crore kilometres, with an uptime of over 95 percent.

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