Tata Motors is working towards developing a range of small electric commercial vehicles to cater to last-mile distribution of goods.
The company is in talks with some e-commerce players and other captive customers for the supply of electric products.
“Going forward, the segment which is going to see electrification is the last-mile distribution. It would be serviced by small commercial vehicles,” Girish Wagh, executive director of Tata Motors, was quoted in a report by the Economic Times.
“Here we are in touch with few e -commerce players and some captive customers and they are quite open to look at holistic solutions which can move their last-mile distribution to zero emissions,” Wagh told reporters in an online press conference.
He noted that the company has been in talks with partners to develop the electric product range for the last-mile deliveries.
Wagh said that the company is also deliberating on the charging infrastructure, financing requirements and support that will be necessary to create a holistic and sustainable solution.
He also addressed the semiconductor shortage issue and said that Tata Motors had deployed several strategies to cut down the use of semiconductors.
Wagh added that Tata Motors is also pursuing alternate sources and thus picking variants that require lesser number of semiconductors.
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