Tata Steel deploys electric vehicles for transportation of finished steel in India
Tata Steel, the world’s leading steelmaking company has partnered with an Indian start-up company to pursue its aspiration of deploying Electric vehicles for transporting steel as part of its sustainability initiative. It is the first steel company to deploy electric vehicles by a steelmaker in India for the transportation of finished steel. Look further to know more about Tata Steel deploys electric vehicles.
Tata Steel deploys electric vehicles
Tata Steel has contracted for 27 electric vehicles which are having a capacity of 35 tonnes of steel (minimum capacity). It plans to deploy 15 EVs at its Jamshedpur plant and 12 EVs at its Sahibabad plant. Tata Steel formally flagged off the loaded vehicle at the Pilkhuwa Stockyard to move to the Sahibabad plant, 38 km away.
Dibyendu Bose, Vice President, Supply Chain, Tata Steel, said “It is a great occasion for us today as we are launching Electric Vehicles to move steel on the JRD Tata’s 117th birth anniversary. This initiative is aimed at reduction of GHG emissions and will help protect the environment in the long run. It was our CEO & MD who gave us the inspiration to go for electric vehicles and contribute towards achieving our sustainability goals. I am glad to see our team’s commitment to have made this possible and to find the right partner that has enabled us to deploy EVs in our supply chain. It is the beginning of a new era for Tata Steel and the supply chain division and I wish them all success.”
Peeyush Gupta, Vice President Supply Chain (Designate), said “Tata Steel has been a pioneer in introducing path-breaking initiatives in the past as well. While we have multiple initiatives focused on customer service, this is a definitive step towards our commitment to the environment. This initiative is also aligned to the Government’s larger climate agenda and will surely serve as a cornerstone and a way forward for the industry to follow.”
The company is deploying electric vehicles is comprise a 2.2 Ton 230.4 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack with a cooling system and a battery management system. The battery pack would be powered by a 160-kWh charger setup which would be able to charge the battery from 0 to 100% in 90 min. These electric vehicles will reduce the GHG footprint by more than 125 tCO2e every year.
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