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Tata Motors delivers 100 Starbus EVs for Bengaluru

Tata Motors has delivered 100 Starbus EV buses to the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), enhancing the city’s electrified public transport fleet. This forms part of a larger order by BMTC to TML Smart City Mobility Solutions Ltd., a Tata Motors subsidiary, for the supply, operation, and maintenance of 921 buses over 12 years.

The buses were flagged off by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri Siddaramaiah along with the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri DK Shivakumar, Shri Ramalingareddy, Minister for Transport & Mujarai, Govt of Karnataka & Chairman, BMTC, Shri Rizwan Arshad, MLA, Shivajinagar Assembly Constituency, Ms Kala Krishnswamy, IPS, Director (S&V), BMTC, and Ms. G Sathyavathi, IAS, Managing Director, BMTC.

As per the official statement by Tata Motors, it has supplied over 1,500 electric buses across India, covering more than 10 crore kilometers with an uptime of over 95%. The Tata Starbus EV, which is 12-meter in length, stands out with its full-electric drivetrain, optimizing energy consumption for low operational costs. It offers features like low height floor and ease of boarding, comfortable seating and driver-friendly operations, with zero emissions. Equipped with electronic stability control, electronic brake distribution, air suspension, Intelligent Transport System, panic button among other advanced features.

Commenting on the announcement, Ms. G Sathyavathi, IAS, 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 remarkable performance of these electric buses align perfectly with BMTC’s commitment to reducing 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, Mr. Asim Kumar Mukhopadhyay, CEO and 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.”

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