Tata Motors today announced that it has bagged an order of massive 1500 electric buses from Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) under the tender by Convergence Energy Services. According to the contract, Tata Motors will supply, operate and maintain air-conditioned, low-floor, 12-metre fully-built electric buses for 12 years.
“We are delighted to confirm the order of 1500 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 the benefit of passengers and society at large,” says Neeraj Semwal, IAS, MD – Delhi Transport Corporation.
Mahua Acharya, MD & CEO of Convergence Energy Services Limited (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.”
“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,” says Rohit Srivastava, Vice President, Product Line – Buses of Tata Motors.
Tata Motors is working to bring environment-friendly mobility to India. The company is steadily working to engineer innovative solutions powered by alternate fuel technology, including battery-electric, hybrid, CNG, LNG and hydrogen fuel cell technology, said the official statement. Tata Motors has supplied over 650 electric buses across multiple cities in India that have cumulatively clocked over 39 million km.