Tata Steel uses electric vehicles for transportation of finished steel
Tata Steel an Indian multinational steel-making company has introduced the use of electric vehicles for transportation of finished steel at Jamshedpur after launching the initiative earlier at the Sahibabad Plant in Uttar Pradesh. This initiative of deployment is the first-ever electric vehicle by any steel producer in India for transportation of finished steel. Read further to know more about Tata Steel uses electric vehicles for its finished steel transportation.
Tata Steel uses electric vehicles
It has partnered with a startup to deploy electric vehicles for the transportation of finished steel. It has a contract for the deployment of 27 EVs with a minimum carrying capacity of 35 tonnes of steel. The company plans to deploy 15 EVs at its Jamshedpur Plant and 12 EVs at its Sahibabad plant.
The electric vehicles to be deployed are equipped with a 275kWh Lithium-ion battery pack which comes with a cooling system with a battery management system and can be operated at ambient temperatures up to 60°C. Its battery pack can be charged with a 160 kWh charger from 0 to 100 per cent in 95 minutes. This electric vehicle (each) would decrease the GHG footprint by more than 125 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent every year.
As part of our endeavour to enable a responsible supply chain, we’ve introduced electric vehicles for steel transport at Jamshedpur. This marks the first-ever deployment of #EVs by any steel producer in India for transportation of finished steel. #GoEV #WorldEVDay pic.twitter.com/j2OO0yAegf
— Tata Steel (@TataSteelLtd) September 9, 2021
Last month, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has also deployed 9 electric vehicles for its employees to travel within the port area. This initiative comes as a part of a major push under the green port initiatives to achieve the sustainability goals.
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