Tata Motors supplies 400 Starbus EVs to Delhi Transport Corporation

With this latest delivery of 400 Starbus EVs, Tata Motors hits supply milestone of 1,000 electric buses across India.

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Tata Motors supplies 400 Starbus EVs to Delhi Transport Corporation

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has supplied 400 Starbus EV buses to the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), via its subsidiary TML CV Mobility Solutions, as a part of its larger order from DTC to supply, maintain and operate 1,500 low-floor, air-conditioned electric buses for a period of 12 years.

As per the company, these zero-emission buses are indigenously built on a next-gen architecture, equipped with latest features, and powered by advanced battery systems. They are designed to provide a safe, comfortable and convenient intra-city commute across the National Capital Territory of Delhi. With this deployment, Tata Motors accomplishes the significant landmark of supplying over 1,000 e-buses across the country.

The fleet of 400 e-buses was inducted and flagged off jointly by Vinai Kumar Saxena, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi and  Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, on September 5. Other dignitaries present at the flag-ff  included Kailash Gahlot, Minister of Law, Revenue, Transport, Women & Child Development, Information Technology and Administrative Reform, Government of Delhi;  Naresh Kumar, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Delhi; Ashish Kundra, Commissioner-cum-Principal Secretary (Transport) Government of Delhi and Ms. Shilpa Shinde, IAS, Managing Director, DTC.

Welcoming the addition of this fleet of zero-emission and silent electric buses, Ms. Shilpa Shinde, IAS, Managing Director, DTC, 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.”

Asim Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Chairman, TML CV Mobility Solutions, said: “The induction of these 400 e-buses further deepens our decade-long relationship with DTC. We have set up state-of-the-art enabling ecosystems at select depots across the 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 1,100 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.”

With its full-electric drivetrain, the zero-emission Tata Starbus EV optimises energy consumption, resulting in low energy usage and operational costs. It offers features like ease of boarding, comfortable seating and driver-friendly operations. It is equipped with electronic stability control, electronic brake distribution, air suspension, Intelligent Transport System (ITS) and panic button among other features. 

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