Tata Motors Will Run 1500 Electric Buses In Delhi

Highlights :

  • It’s the largest order for electric buses to date by DTC.
  • Tata Motors will cover supply, operations and maintenance of 1500 low-floor, 12-metre air-conditioned electric buses.
Tata Motors Will Run 1500 Electric Buses In Delhi

In a fresh effort to decarbonise the public transport in the national capital, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will be purchasing new electric buses from Tata Motors in days to come. In a key announcement, Tata Motors said that DTC has signed a definitive agreement with its fully owned subsidiary, TML CV Mobility Solutions Ltd. for operation of 1500 electric buses in New Delhi. As part of the agreement, Tata Motors will supply, operate and maintain 1500 units of 12-metre low-floor air-conditioned electric buses for a period 12 years.

Tata Motors held that Tata Starbus EV is an indigenously developed vehicle with superior design and best-in-class features for sustainable and comfortable commute.

Shilpa Shinde, Managing Director, DTC, said, “This is a significant step towards embracing electric mobility in the capital city. The induction of zero-emission, noise-free buses will greatly help in improving the city’s air quality. The new buses will also immensely benefit the commuters with its ultra-modern features and comfortable seating.”

Asim Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Chairman, TML CV Mobility Solutions stated, “It is indeed a historic occasion for us as we sign a definitive agreement for the country’s largest electric bus order. Our relationship with DTC, which stands strong for over a decade, is based on the foundation of mutual trust and cooperation and this order will further strengthen it.”

Tata Motors mentioned that its R&D facilities have steadily worked to engineer innovative mobility solutions powered by alternate fuel technology, including battery-electric, hybrid, CNG, LNG and Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology. Till date, Tata Motors has supplied more than 730 electric buses across multiple cities in India, which have cumulatively clocked more than 55 million kilometres, with an uptime of over 95%.

Tata Motors also signed an agreement with Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) under which the company will operate 921 electric buses in Bengaluru.

Similarly, it is also supplying 200 electric buses to Jammu Smart City through a tender that Tata Motors won.

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