Tata Motors wins DTC order for 1,500 electric buses

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 22 Jul 2022

This is the largest order to date for electric buses by Delhi Transport Corporation

Tata Motors has bagged an order for the supply of 1,500 electric buses from Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) under the larger tender by Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL).

As per the contract, Tata Motors will supply, operate and maintain air-conditioned, low-floor, 12-metre fully built electric buses for 12 years.

Neeraj Semwal, IAS, MD – Delhi Transport Corporation, said, “We are delighted to confirm the order of 1,500 electric buses to Tata Motors. The induction of the environment-friendly buses will help largely in reducing air pollution and benefit millions of Delhi citizens. DTC remains committed to introducing new technologies for benefit of passengers and society, at large.”

Mahua Acharya, MD & CEO, Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL) said, “We are extremely happy that DTC has placed its largest order for electric buses under the Grand Challenge of CESL. The Delhi Government has shown exemplary leadership in transitioning over to electric buses. We are fortunate to have benefited from this and are thankful to Tata Motors in their generous collaboration.”

Rohit Srivastava, VP, Product Line – Buses, Tata Motors, said, “We’re delighted to have won the largest order for electric buses by DTC. The delivery of these buses will further fortify our partnership with DTC and help in environment-friendly mass mobility for the city of Delhi. We are committed towards modernising public transportation in India and keep sustainability at the core in the designing of futuristic vehicles.”

Till date, Tata Motors has supplied more than 650 electric buses across multiple cities in India, which have cumulatively clocked more than 39 million kilometres.

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