BMTC introduces Tata Motor's smart e-buses in its fleet
TML Smart City Mobility Solutions a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors has signed an order to supply, operate, and maintain 921 electric buses from the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) enabling citizens to access greener public transport.
A prototype of the Tata Motors' smart electric bus was flagged off last week, by Ramalinga Reddy, the Minister of Transport, Government of Karnataka, Dr. N. V. Prasad, Secretary to Government, Transport Department and G Sathyavathi, Managing Director BMTC along with delegates from Government of Karnataka, BMTC and Tata Motors.
"We look forward to supplementing our fleet with Tata Motors' new, smart electric buses," said G Sathyavathi, Managing Director, BMTC flagging off the e-buses. "The advanced features and impressive performance of the electric bus align perfectly with BMTC's commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and improving the quality of life for our citizens."
As part of the order, Tata Motors will provide BMTC with Tata Starbus EVs -- an indigenously made 12-metre low-floor e-buses for a period 12 years.
"We are delighted to see our first smart electric bus get flagged off in Bengaluru. For decades, Tata Motors' advanced research and development facilities have meticulously created offerings that are cutting-edge and eco-friendly," said Asim Kumar Mukhopadhyay, CEO and MD, TML Smart City Mobility Solutions Limited.
"The bus flagged off today is equipped with state-of-the-art features and ergonomic design, providing commuters a hassle-free travel experience. We are confident that our electric buses will make public transportation safe, comfortable and energy efficient."
The e-bus 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 configuration.
The company claims it has supplied more than 900 e-buses across multiple India cities clocking more than 80 crore kms.