Tata Motors has announced delivery of 60 electric buses to Ahmedabad Janmarg Ltd (AJL) for operation on the city’s Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) corridor. Tata Motors will also be setting up required charging infrastructure and support systems to ensure smooth functioning of the buses.
The Tata Ultra Urban 9/9 AC buses were flagged off todayat the Sabarmati River Front Event Centre, Ahmedabad by Chief Minister of Gujarat, BhupendraPatel and KiritkumarParmar, Mayor of Ahmedabad, in the presence of dignitaries from the Gujarat state government, AJL and Tata Motors.
The 24-seater zero-emission buses have been supplied under the FAME II initiative by means of a Gross Cost Contract (GCC) with AJL, The Tata Ultra Urban 9/9 AC electric buses are powered by full-electric drivetrains, with a maximum power of 328hp and a maximum torque of 3000 Nm. Their roomy interiors can be customised as per application and regulations. Designed to provide a fatigue-free driving experience without clutch and gear shifting, the Ultra Urban 9/9 e-buses are equipped with a regenerative braking system, new-generation telematics and a high-security Intelligent Transport System(ITS) to offer smooth and efficient operations.
Rohit Srivastava, Vice-President, Product Line – Buses, Tata Motors, said, “We are delighted to deliver Tata Ultra Urban 9/9 electric buses to AJL. With a steady commitment towards modernising public transportation and integrating sustainability in the designing of futuristic vehicles, Tata Motors has led the move towards electric mobility in the country. The Ultra Urban 9/9 has been built to provide enhanced comfort, safety and efficiency, with noiseless operations and zero emissions. The delivery of these buses will further cement our fruitful association with AJL and foster eco-friendly mass mobility in Ahmedabad.”
Till date, Tata Motors has supplied more than 600 electric buses across multiple cities in India, which have cumulatively clocked more than 20 million kilometres. The company’s R&D facilities are continuously working to design futuristic vehicles powered by alternate fuel technology, including battery-electric, hybrid, CNG, LNG and hydrogen fuel cell technology. The company has also bagged an order to provide 15 hydrogen fuel cell buses to Indian Oil Corporation.