Tata launches a smart electric bus for greener public transportation

London, 28 July, 2023, (Oilandgaspress) – A prototype of the Tata Motors’ smart electric bus was flagged off today, by Shri Ramalinga Reddy, Hon’ble Minister of Transport, Government of Karnataka, Dr. N. V. Prasad, IAS, Secretary to Government, Transport Department and Ms. G Sathyavathi, IAS, Managing Director, Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) along with delegates from Government of Karnataka, BMTC and Tata Motors. As part of the larger order signed between TML Smart City Mobility Solutions Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, and BMTC, the company will supply, operate and maintain 921 units of state-of-the-art 12-metre low-floor electric buses for a period 12 years. Tata Starbus EV is an indigenously developed bus with superior design and best-in-class features for sustainable and comfortable commute.

The Starbus EV boasts a top-of-the-line design, advanced safety features and a powerful, energy-efficient electric drivetrain. With zero tailpipe emissions, the e-bus contributes significantly to reducing air pollution and mitigating the impact of climate change. It comes with features like new-gen electric powertrain, advanced Integrated Transport System, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Brake Distribution, advanced telematics system along with comfortable seating for 35 passengers and easy ingress and egress with its low-floor configuration. Till date, Tata Motors has supplied more than 900 electric buses across multiple cities in India, which have cumulatively clocked more than 8 crore kilometres, with an uptime of over 95%.

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