Tata Motors, India’s foremost commercial vehicle manufacturer, has delivered 400 cutting-edge Starbus Electric Vehicles (EVs) to the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) through its subsidiary, TML CV Mobility Solutions Ltd. This delivery marks a significant milestone in a larger order from DTC, encompassing the supply, maintenance, and operation of 1,500 low-floor, air-conditioned electric buses over a 12-year period.
In line with the “Make in India” and “Atmanirbhar Bharat” initiatives, these zero-emission buses are proudly indigenous, built on a next-gen architecture, and feature the latest advancements in technology. They are powered by advanced battery systems and designed to offer a safe, comfortable, and convenient intra-city commuting experience across the National Capital Territory of Delhi. With this delivery, Tata Motors surpasses the landmark of supplying over 1,000 e-buses across the country.
The induction of the 400 e-buses was jointly inaugurated by Shri. Vinai Kumar Saxena, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, and Shri Arvind Kejriwal, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, on September 5th, 2023. The event was graced by several dignitaries, including Shri Kailash Gahlot, Minister of Law, Revenue, Transport, Women & Child Development, Information Technology, and Administrative Reform, Government of Delhi, Shri Naresh Kumar, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Delhi, Shri Ashish Kundra, Commissioner-cum-Principal Secretary (Transport) Government of Delhi, and Ms. Shilpa Shinde, IAS, Managing Director, DTC.
Ms. Shilpa Shinde, IAS, Managing Director of DTC, expressed her enthusiasm for the addition of this fleet of zero-emission and silent electric buses, emphasizing DTC’s commitment to providing efficient, economical, and reliable road transport services to the citizens of Delhi. She noted that these 400 electric buses would make mass mobility safer, smarter, and more environmentally friendly, contributing to efforts to improve the city’s air quality.
Mr. Asim Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Chairman of TML CV Mobility Solutions Limited, shared his delight at partnering with DTC to advance green, noiseless, and emission-free mass mobility. He highlighted the deepening of their decade-long relationship with DTC and the establishment of state-of-the-art enabling ecosystems at select depots across the National Capital Territory of Delhi to charge, maintain, and seamlessly operate the e-bus fleet. He also revealed plans to supply an additional 1,100 e-buses to DTC in phases, furthering the goal of making public transport in Delhi clean, sustainable, safe, comfortable, convenient, and energy-efficient.
The Tata Starbus EV is a cutting-edge e-bus designed to set new benchmarks for urban city commuting. Featuring a full-electric drivetrain, it optimizes energy consumption, resulting in low energy usage and operational costs. The vehicle offers features such as ease of boarding, comfortable seating, and driver-friendly operations while ensuring zero emissions. Equipped with electronic stability control, electronic brake distribution, air suspension, an Intelligent Transport System, a panic button, and other advanced features, it prioritizes both comfort and safety for commuters, embodying a commitment to cleaner public transport and serving as an ideal choice for urban passenger transportation needs.