Mrunal Manmay Dash

Indian auto maker, Tata Motors on Monday commenced deliveries of the Ace EV, the zero-emission, four-wheel small commercial vehicle.

The first fleet of the Ace EV was delivered to leading e-commerce, FMCG and courier companies, and their logistics service providers- Amazon, Delhivery, DHL (Express & Supply Chain), FedEx, Flipkart, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, MoEVing, Safexpress and Trent Limited.

As per a Tata Motors press release, the new Ace EV, unveiled in May 2022, has successfully completed real-world market trials. Supported by a company ecosystem, the Ace EV comes with a 5-year comprehensive maintenance package. Its performance received an overwhelming response from customers. The Ace EV’s supporting ecosystem includes development and deployment of charging infrastructure, setting up of dedicated Electric Vehicle Support Centres for maximum fleet uptime, deployment of Tata Fleet Edge – the next-gen fleet management solution, support of Tata UniEVerse, the enabling eco-system of relevant Tata Group companies, and partnerships with the country’s leading financiers for availing funding.

The Ace EV is the first product featuring Tata Motors’ EVOGEN powertrain that offers a certified range of 154 kilometres.

As per Tata Motors, 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 both regular and fast charging capabilities. It is powered by a 27kW (36hp) motor with 130Nm of peak torque, to ensure a cargo volume of 208 ft³ and grade-ability of 22%.

Flagging the first fleet of Ace EVs, Girish Wagh, Executive Director, Tata Motors, said, “The introduction of the Ace EVs on Indian roads marks a big step forward in the journey towards zero-emission cargo mobility. The holistic solution co-created with our partners effectively caters to a variety of intra-city distribution needs and delivers a superior value proposition to all stakeholders. We are grateful for the trust and support of our customers. Their encouraging response to Ace EV inspires us to accelerate our endeavour of sustainable mobility and support the nation’s net-zero aspirations.”

Sources said, while the company’s LCVs (in addition to the Ace EV) will turn electric, its medium and heavy commercial vehicles will take the hydrogen (fuel cell EV) route. Tata Motors is also experimenting with unique technologies such as hydrogen internal combustion engine.