Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, announced that Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has signed an agreement with its fully owned subsidiary, TML CV Mobility Solutions Ltd, for the operation of 1500 electric buses in the city of New Delhi.
As part of the agreement, TML CV Mobility Solutions will supply, operate and maintain 1500 units of the 12-metre low-floor air-conditioned electric vehicles (EVs) for 12 years. Tata Starbus EV is an indigenously developed vehicle with superior design and best-in-class features for a sustainable and comfortable commute.
Shilpa Shinde, IAS managing director at Delhi Transport Corporation, said: “We are pleased to have signed an agreement for the largest order of 1500 electric buses in Delhi. 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.”
Asim Kumar Mukhopadhyay, TML CV Mobility Solutions Limited chairman, said: “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.”