Tata Motors delivers 100 Starbus EVs to Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation

This is part of a larger order as per the agreement between TML Smart City Mobility Solutions Ltd., a Tata Motors subsidiary, and BMTC, encompassing the commencement of supply, operation and maintenance of 921 state-of-the-art 12-metre low-floor electric buses, over a 12-year period.

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Tata Motors delivers 100 Starbus EVs to Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has delivered 100 technologically-advanced Starbus EVs to Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC).

This is part of a larger order as per the agreement between TML Smart City Mobility Solutions Ltd., a Tata Motors subsidiary, and BMTC, encompassing the commencement of supply, operation and maintenance of 921 state-of-the-art 12-metre low-floor electric buses, over a 12-year period. 

Tata Motors’ smart electric bus was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri Siddaramaiah along with the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka DK Shivakumar, among other government officials. 

Ms. G Sathyavathi, IAS, Managing Director, BMTC, said "We are delighted to induct Tata Motors’ state-of-the-art buses after successful completion of prototype trials of Tata’s electric buses within the city."

Asim Kumar Mukhopadhyay, CEO and MD, TML Smart City Mobility Solutions Limited, said “We are confident that our buses will further strengthen BMTC’s fleet and make public transportation safe, comfortable, tech driven and energy-efficient. These buses have been developed and manufactured at state-of-the-art facilities and have been rigorously tested and validated across varied conditions.”

Till date, Tata Motors has supplied over 1,500 electric buses across multiple cities in India, which have cumulatively clocked more than 10 crore kilometres, with an uptime of over 95%.

It is equipped with electronic stability control, electronic brake distribution, air suspension, Intelligent Transport System, panic button among other advanced features, the press release noted. 

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