The Government of Kerala has selected Tata Motors’ Nexon EV for its Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) as part of its ambitious ‘Safe Kerala’ programme.
A smart fleet of 65 Nexon EVs will strengthen this programme to manage and regulate the state’s vehicular traffic effectively round the clock, said a press release issued by Tata Motors.
The Kerala MVD will lease the EVs for a period of eight years from the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) through the Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT).
At a ceremony held in Thiruvananthapuram on November 7, the first lot of 45 Nexon EVs was delivered to the Kerala MVD.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Shailesh Chandra, President – Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “The Kerala Government 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.”
‘Safe Kerala’ is a programme 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.