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Tata Steel BSL has introduced 6 Electric Cars in its fleet of vehicles

Narendrapur, May 27, 2020: As part of its drive to promote clean energy, Tata Steel BSL has introduced 6 Electric Cars in its fleet of vehicles at its plant in Dhenkanal district of Odisha. These Tata Tigor EV cars by Tata Motors are the first electric cars to be registered for commercial use in the state.

Dr. Anup Mallick, Regional Officer, Angul Division, Odisha State Pollution Control Board, and Mr. Subodh Pandey, Chief Operating Officer, Tata Steel BSL formally flagged off two of the 6 cars to be deployed in the plant.

Terming it as a new dawn in Odisha’s fight against vehicular pollution, Dr. Mallick said, initiatives like these will go a long way ensuring cleaner air and greener energy in the state. I am very happy that Tata Steel BSL rolled out first commercial electric cars in Odisha.

Speaking on the initiative, Mr. Pandey said this is part of the sustainable journey of Tata Steel BSL which has been striving to reduce its water and power consumption, CO2 emission, promote cleaner air and scientific management of solid waste, etc. Going forward, in a phased manner, we would like to slowly replace more company vehicles with electric cars.

Other senior executives of the company including MrManikanta Naik, Chief, Corporate Services, MrGiridharVenkatnarayanan, Chief, Iron Making, Mr. Saroj Banerjee, Chief, Environment were present on the occasion.

Flagged off just 3 days before the month of June, which the company observes as sustainability month, this step is a big push towards its green drive. These Tata Tigor EV cars have the fast charging time (0%-80% with 15 kW charger) in two hours and certified full-charge range of 213 km as per the information from the manufacturer.

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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