The Indian government on Friday stated it will purchase 10,000 electric cars from Tata Motors Ltd to begin replacing fuel and diesel variants being used by its firms.
They will be used to replace government automobiles over the next 3 to 4 years, according to the government statement. The total amount of vehicles used by federal government firms is around 500,000.
The automaker will provide the cars in two phases beginning in November. Nissan and India’s Mahindra & Mahindra had also bid for the agreement.
India plans to promote the use of electric vehicles to suppress carbon emissions and energy demand. The federal think tank in May set out a 15-year roadmap for electrifying all brand-new vehicles by 2030 and restricting the registration of gas and diesel vehicles.
Electric vehicles remain costly because of the high expense of batteries and automakers state absence of charging stations could make the strategy unsuccessful.