Jammu, Srinagar to go green with Tatas' electric Starbus

Tata will supply 150 units of 9-metre and 50 units of 12-metre Starbus electric buses as part of the order it has won.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 18 Oct 2022 Views icon3520 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

An electric version of the Starbus will ply in Jammu and Srinagar

Tata Motors has won a tender to supply 200 electric buses to Jammu and Srinagar. The tender was floated by Jammu Smart City. In a press note, the company said it has entered into a strategic collaboration for the deployment of the electric buses in twin capital cities which is part of an initiative of Housing and Urban Development Department.

Tata will supply 150 units of 9-metre and 50 units of 12-metre Starbus electric buses as part of the order it has won. As part of the contract, the CV major will supply, operate and maintain Starbus electric buses for a period of 12 years.

Tata Motors' electric bus order is about 3,800 buses, the company has said.

Since 2019, 40 Tata electric buses have been plying in Jammu & Kashmir along with a cumulative supply of 715 electric buses across multiple cities in India, which have collectively clocked more than 40 million kilometres, with an uptime of over 95 percent. As part of a tender floated by Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL), Tata Motors has already received orders for 1,500 electric buses from Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), 1,180 electric buses from West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) and 921 electric buses from Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). 

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