Tata Motors has announced that the brand has delivered 25 Tata Ace CNG vehicles to the Vijaywada Municipal Corporation. The fleet Tata Ace CNG vehicles will be used for door-to-door waste collection in the city of Vijayawada. The CNG fueled vehicles have been chosen to minimise the use of oil and promote clean fuel vehicle for municipal services use. The Minister of Municipality and Urban Development, Government of Andhra Pradesh, and other dignitaries from Vijayawada Municipal Corporation were present to grace the flag-off ceremony held at Gandhi Maidan, Vijayawada. The Tata Ace CNG vehicles were procured by the Municipal Corporation through an open tender where Tata emerged as the top bidder.
The Tata Ace CNG vehicles procured for the aforementioned waste collection use have been specially designed for the purpose and come with a 3 cubic metre closed tipper box. The tipper box on the Ace CNG for efficient waste collection purpose comes with two compartments to segregate wet and dry waste. The Ace CNG waste collection vehicle is also equipped with a public announcement system, geo-positioning system and the operation can be monitored using CCTV camera.
The Tata Ace CNG is powered by a 694cc water-cooled, multipoint gas injection engine that produces 26 Hp of power and 51 Nm of torque. The small and efficient engine coupled to Ace’s compact dimensions of 4,075mm length, 1,500mm width, 1,840mm height, 2,250mm of the wheelbase, 160mm of ground clearance and the 4,625mm minimum turning circle radius makes the Ace an ideal vehicle as it can be manoeuvred easily in the urban jungle. The Ace CNG is also capable of carrying a payload of 640 kg.
Recently, the Andhra Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation also procured 6,413 fully built Tata Ace Gold light commercial vehicles for the State Civil Supplies Corporation. The Tata Ace Gold will be used as mobile dispensing units for handling doorstep delivery of supplies in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The Ace Gold was procured through an e-bidding process at the Government e-Marketplace, where Tata Motors emerged as the top bidder.