New Delhi: The largest commercial vehicle maker in India, Tata Motors, revealed on Thursday that Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation has placed an order for 921 electric buses (BMTC). Tata Motors will provide, operate, and service 12-metre electric buses for 12 years as per the contract under the bigger tender by Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), the manufacturer stated in a release.
The Tata Starbus is an indigenously produced vehicle with best-in-class features and exceptional design created for environmentally friendly and enjoyable travel, claims the manufacturer. We are pleased to confirm the order of 921 electric buses to Tata Motors, said G Sathyavathi, managing director of the BMTC. This purchase is crucial for Bengaluru's expanding requirement for sustainable, clean urban mass transportation. The BMTC is excited to launch contemporary electric buses that will draw the most customers for environmentally friendly public transportation.
Mahua Acharya, Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CESL, believes that this is yet another important turning point for the development of the electric bus. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Government of Karnataka, BMTC, and Tata Motors for their dedication and cooperation, she continued.
In the past 30 days, West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) and Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) have each placed orders with Tata Motors for 1,180 and 1,500 electric buses, respectively.
We are pleased that Tata Motors' commitment towards modernizing public transportation in India is further enhanced by getting the prestigious order of electric buses from BMTC, said Rohit Srivastava, Vice President, Product Line - Buses, Tata Motors. In order to meet the demands of future transportation, Tata Motors has been at the forefront of developing intelligent, contemporary, and energy-efficient passenger commercial vehicles. We are certain that Bengaluru's citizens would benefit from these eco-friendly electric buses.
Modern research and development facilities at Tata Motors have been working tirelessly to develop cutting-edge mobility solutions fueled by alternative fuel technology, such as battery-electric, hybrid, CNG, LNG, and hydrogen fuel cell technology. More than 715 electric buses, totaling more than 40 million kilometres, have been provided by Tata Motors to several Indian cities to far.
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