The agreement with Tata Motors’ fully owned subsidiary, TML CV Mobility Solutions will cover the supply, operations and maintenance of 1500 low-floor, 12-metre air-conditioned electric buses
Tata Motors, India’s major commercial vehicle manufacturer, recently announced that Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has signed a definitive agreement with its fully owned subsidiary, TML CV Mobility Solutions Limited for the operation of 1500 electric buses in the city of New Delhi. As part of the agreement, TML CV Mobility Solutions Ltd. will supply, operate and maintain 1500 units of 12-metre low-floor air-conditioned electric buses for a period of 12 years.
It is said to be the largest order for electric buses by Delhi Transport Corporation to date.
The company pointed out: Tata Starbus EV is an indigenously developed vehicle with superior design and best-in-class features for a sustainable and comfortable commute. Notably, it is part of the Grand Challenge by Convergence Energy Services Limited.
DTC MD, Ms Shilpa Shinde (IAS) expressed pleasure in signing the agreement. She stated on the occasion, “This is a significant step towards embracing electric mobility in the capital city. The induction of zero-emission, noise-free buses will greatly help in improving the city’s air quality. The new buses will also immensely benefit the commuters with its ultra-modern features and comfortable seating.”
Mr Asim Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Chairman, of TML CV Mobility Solutions Limited commented: “It is indeed a historic occasion for us as we sign a definitive agreement for the country’s largest electric bus order. Our relationship with DTC, which stands strong for over a decade, is based on the foundation of mutual trust and cooperation and this order will further strengthen it. We are confident that the electric buses will provide sustainable, safe and comfortable public transportation to the commuters of Delhi.”
It is noteworthy that Tata Motors’ research and development facilities are working to engineer innovative mobility solutions powered by alternate fuel technology, including battery-electric, hybrid, CNG, LNG and Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology. To date, the company data shows, Tata Motors has supplied over 730 electric buses across multiple cities in India.
Part of the USD 128 billion Tata group, Tata Motors Limited is a leading global automobile manufacturer of cars, utility vehicles, pick-ups, trucks and buses, offering a range of integrated, smart and e-mobility solutions. Its R&D centres are located in India, the UK, US, Italy and South Korea. With a focus on engineering and tech-enabled automotive solutions, the company is pioneering India’s Electric Vehicle (EV) transition and driving the shift towards sustainable mobility solutions.