Tata Motors has delivered 400 state-of-the-art Starbus EV buses to the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), via its subsidiary TML CV Mobility Solutions Ltd as part of a broader contract to supply, maintain, and operate 1,500 low-floor, air-conditioned electric buses for 12 years. With this deployment, Tata Motors has now reached a significant milestone, having supplied over 1,000 e-buses across the country.
The inauguration and flag-off of this fleet of electric buses took place on September 5, 2023, with the Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Shri. Vinai Kumar Saxena, and the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejriwal, officiating the event.
The Tata Starbus EV represents a cutting-edge electric bus that sets new standards for urban commuting. With its fully electric drivetrain, the vehicle optimizes energy consumption, resulting in low operational costs. It prioritizes passenger comfort and safety in terms of boarding, comfortable seating and also driver-friendly operations, featuring electronic stability control, electronic brake distribution, air suspension, Intelligent Transport System (ITS), panic buttons, and other advanced features, said an official statement.
Ms. Shilpa Shinde, Managing Director, DTC, expressed her enthusiasm for the addition of this fleet of zero-emission and quiet electric buses, said, “DTC is committed to providing efficient, economical and reliable road transport services to the citizens of Delhi. This addition of 400 electric buses will make mass mobility safer, smarter and greener across the National Capital Territory. In addition to providing ready access, more comfort and greater convenience to commuters, these next-gen buses will also contribute in our collective efforts to improve the city’s air quality.”
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Asim Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Chairman, TML CV Mobility Solutions Limited, said, “We are delighted to partner with DTC in its visionary and progressive approach to make mass mobility green noiseless and emission-free. The induction of these 400 e-buses further deepens our decade long relationship with DTC. We have setup state-of-the-art enabling ecosystems at select depots across National Capital Territory of Delhi to charge, maintain and seamlessly operate the e-bus fleet. We look forward to strengthening our association with DTC by supplying 1100 more e-buses to DTC in a phase wise manner to fulfil the aspiration of making public transport in Delhi clean, sustainable, safe, comfortable, convenient and energy efficient.”
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