Kerala MVD mitigate 650 tons of CO2

Through this collaboration, the Kerala Motor Vehicle Department will be able to mitigate approximately 650 tons of CO2 emissions and save on the costs of 2.2 lakh litres of diesel every year.

The Government of Kerala has selected India’s own electric SUV, the Nexon EV from Tata Motors, for its Motor Vehicle Department (MVD), as part of its ambitious ‘Safe Kerala’ program. A smart fleet of 65 Nexon EVs will strengthen this program to effectively manage and regulate the state’s vehicular traffic round the clock. The Kerala MVD will lease 65 Nexon EVs for a period of 8-years from the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) through the Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT). In a ceremony held today, the first lot of 45 Nexon EVs were delivered to the Kerala MVD in Thiruvananthapuram.

‘Safe Kerala’ is a program that focuses on significantly enhancing road safety by reducing traffic offences and addressing all related aspects holistically through mediums such as proper training of drivers, providing safe roads, raising awareness amongst pedestrians, and ensuring effective management of vehicular traffic.

Mr. Shailesh Chandra, President – Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, speaking on the occasion,  said, “The Kerala Govt. has been at the forefront of initiating several measures to enhance public safety. We are grateful to ANERT for driving this initiative on behalf of the Kerala Government and look forward to a fruitful partnership with them and MVD. We are indeed proud that the Nexon EV is their preferred choice for the ‘Safe Kerala’ special project on road safety. The Nexon EV has emerged as India’s best-selling electric car, commanding a 63% market share in the personal EV segment and through these orders we are hopeful that we will continue to lead the market.”

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