Tata Motors Electrifies Bengaluru With The Delivery Of 100 New Electric Buses

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  • Tatat Motors till date, has supplied over 1,500 electric buses across multiple cities in India, with clocked more than 10 crore kilometers.
Tata Motors Electrifies Bengaluru With The Delivery Of 100 New Electric Buses Tata Motors Electrifies Bengaluru With 100 Starbus EVs

Tata Motors, a commercial vehicle manufacturer, claims that it has electrified Bengaluru’s public transport system with the delivery of its electric bus (e-bus)–‘Starbus EVs’ to the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC).

This marks a significant milestone as part of a larger order as per the agreement between TML (Tata Motors Limited) Smart City Mobility Solutions Ltd., a Tata Motors subsidiary, and BMTC. It encompasses of commencement of supply, operation and maintenance of 921 state-of-the-art 12-metre low-floor electric buses, over a 12-year period.

Tata Starbus EV, joins BMTC’s fleet, boasting superior design and best-in-class features for a sustainable and comfortable commuting experience. These electric buses are being developed on next-gen architecture, powered by advanced battery systems for safe, comfortable and convenient intra-city commute across the city of Bengaluru.

Tata Motors’ smart electric bus was inaugurated by chief minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah along with deputy chief minister of Karnataka, DK Shivakumar, Ramalingareddy, minister for transport and the chairman, BMTC, Rizwan Arshad, member of legislative assembly (MLA) Shivajinagar assembly constituency, Kala Krishnaswamy, IPS, Director (S&V), BMTC and G Sathyavathi, IAS, Managing Director, BMTC.

Commenting on the announcement, G Sathyavathi, Managing Director, BMTC, said “We are delighted to induct Tata Motors’ state-of-the-art buses after successful completion of prototype trials of Tata’s electric buses within the city. The performance of these electric buses aligns with BMTC’s commitment to reduce our carbon footprint and improving the quality of life for our citizens. These buses will not only contribute towards eco-friendly transportation but will also offer noise-free and comfortable mass mobility in the city.”

Sharing his thoughts at the event, Asim Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD), TML Smart City Mobility Solutions Limited, said “We are elated to witness our top-of-the-line Starbus EVs inducted in BMTC’s fleet. Our offering to the citizens of Bengaluru is testament to our commitment to cutting-edge, eco-friendly offerings. We are confident that our buses will further strengthen BMTC’s fleet and make public transportation safe, comfortable, tech driven and energy efficient. These buses have been developed and manufactured at state-of-the-art facilities and have been rigorously tested and validated across varied conditions.”

Till date, Tata Motors has supplied over 1,500 electric buses across multiple cities in India, which have cumulatively clocked more than 10 crore kilometers, with an uptime of over 95%. The Tata Starbus EV, is a e-bus that sets new benchmarks for urban city commuting. With its full-electric drivetrain, this state-of-the-art vehicle optimizes energy consumption, resulting in low energy usage and operational costs.

It offers features like ease of boarding, comfortable seating and driver-friendly operations, while ensuring zero emissions. Equipped with electronic stability control, electronic brake distribution, air suspension, Intelligent Transport System, panic button among other advanced features, it prioritizes comfort and safety to its commuters. This electric bus embodies the commitment to cleaner public transport and is an ideal choice for urban passenger transportation needs.

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