Tata Motors Receives Order From Delhi Transport Corporation for 1,500 Electric Buses

Published on: 23 July 2022
by KnowESG
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Tata Motors, India's largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, said it received a major order from Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) for 1,500 electric buses through a larger tender by Convergence Energy Services Limited.

Under the terms of the deal, Tata Motors will supply, operate, and service low-floor, 12-metre, fully-built, air-conditioned electric buses for 12 years. 

Tata Starbus electric buses provide state-of-the-art technology for sustainable, eco-friendly, and cost-effective public transportation and are outfitted with cutting-edge features to facilitate safe, smooth, and enjoyable passenger travel.

Mr. Neeraj Semwal, IAS, MD – Delhi Transport Corporation, said: “We are delighted to confirm the order of 1500 electric buses to Tata Motors. The induction of environment-friendly buses will help largely in reducing air pollution and benefit millions of Delhi citizens. DTC remains committed to introducing new technologies for the benefit of passengers and society at large.”

Ms. Mahua Acharya, MD & CEO, Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), said: “We are extremely happy that DTC has placed its largest order for electric buses under the Grand Challenge of CESL. The Delhi government has shown exemplary leadership in transitioning over to electric buses. We are fortunate to have benefited from this and are thankful to Tata Motors for their generous collaboration.”

Mr. Rohit Srivastava, Vice President, Product Line – Buses, Tata Motors, said: “We’re delighted to have won the largest order for electric buses by DTC. The delivery of these buses will further fortify our partnership with DTC and help provide environment-friendly mass mobility for the city of Delhi. We are committed to modernising public transportation in India and keeping sustainability at the core of the design of futuristic vehicles.”

Tata Motors has been at the forefront of introducing eco-friendly transportation to India. Its state-of-the-art research and development facilities have consistently developed novel solutions driven by alternative fuel technologies, including battery-electric, hybrid, CNG, LNG, and hydrogen fuel cell technology. Tata Motors has supplied over 650 electric buses to several cities in India, which have collectively travelled over 39 million kilometres.

Source: Tata Motors

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