Tata safety net for electric Ace
Tata Motors has given top priority to the safety of the newly launched electric version of the Ace. Speaking to reporters in the backdrop of a spate of electric two-wheeler fires in the country, Girish Wagh, executive director of Tata Motors, said: “Product safety is important to us. Ace has lithium ion phosphorus battery chemistry, an advanced battery management system. The battery is sealed and immune to dust and water and, in case of a crash, the battery is automatically cut off.”
Ace, the commercial four-wheeler used for last mile delivery, has a 70 per cent market share in its segment. The company on Thursday launched an electric Ace, a first in this segment.
N. Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata Sons and Tata Motors, said: “Tata Motors is leading the electrification in passenger vehicles as well as electric buses. There is a huge acceptance for EV pick-ups too.”
The shift towards sustainability offered the company to reset the agenda for the future, said Wagh. “There is an acceleration towards electrification in both the cargo transportation sector and the Passenger Vehicle sector. Intra-city public transport also got electrified and we have delivered 645 electric buses across nine countries that the company owns and operates. And now we have entered the logistics segment beginning with the small commercial vehicle Ace. We had first launched the Ace in 2005 and in these 17 years Ace has two million customers.”