Tata Motors announced on Thursday that it has acquired an order for 921 electric buses from the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). According to the contract, Tata Motors will supply, operate, and service 12-metre electric buses for a term of 12 years under the broader tender by Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL).
Tata Motors is India’s market leader in commercial vehicles and amongst the top three in the passenger vehicles market. “The Tata Starbus is an indigenously produced vehicle with excellent design and best-in-class features designed for sustainable and enjoyable travel,” the firm said in a statement.
“This directive is important for Bengaluru’s growing requirement for clean, sustainable urban mass mobility,” BMTC Managing Director G Sathyavathi was reported as saying.
Mahua Acharya, MD and CEO of CESL, stated that the BMTC has placed an order for electric buses under the ‘Grand Challenge of CESL.’
In the past 30 days, Delhi Transport Corporation and West Bengal Transport Corporation, respectively, have placed orders with Tata Motors for 1,500 and 1,180 electric buses.
Tata Motors has been a pioneer in providing environmental friendly mobility to India. Its cutting-edge research and development facilities have worked tirelessly to develop novel solutions driven by alternative fuel technology, such as battery-electric, hybrid, CNG, LNG, and hydrogen fuel cell technology. Tata Motors has supplied over 650 electric buses across several cities in India, with a total mileage of more than 39 million kilometres.