Tata Motors Bags Order to provide, operate and maintain 1,500 Electric Buses for DTC

Tata Motors has already supplied more than 650 electric vehicles to several cities in India.

Tata Motors on Friday said it had won an electric bus order by Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) in a bid by Convergence Energy Service.

The auto manufacturer will provide the 12 metre air-conditioned, low-floor fully-constructed electric vehicles for a period of 12 months, according to the contract, it stated in an announcement.

“The introduction this bus will enhance our partnership together with DTC in addition to aid to create a sustainable mass transportation system in the metropolis of Delhi. We are dedicated to modernizing public transport in India and will keep sustainable development at the heart of the design of future-oriented automobiles,” Tata Motors Vice President Product Line – Buses, Rohit Srivastava, said in an announcement.

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The Mumbai-based company has provided more than 700 electric vehicles across a variety of cities in India and have reached more than 39 million miles.

Delhi Transport Corporation MD Neeraj Semwal stated that the introduction of eco-friendly buses will significantly contribute to the reduction of air pollution and will benefit millions of people.

Convergence Energy Services (CESL) MD and CEO Mahua Acharya stated that it was the Delhi Government has shown exemplary leadership in transitioning into electric vehicles. “We are blessed to have gained from this and we are grateful for Tata Motors in their generous cooperation,” she added.

In the past, Tata Motors’ Chairman N Chandrasekaran declared at a shareholder’s gathering that Tata Motors is planning to sell around fifty thousand electric cars (EVs) during the fiscal year ending April 31 and more than double the number in 2023-24.

The 2021-22 period, Tata Motors sold 19,105 EVs in 2021-22, an increase of 353 percent compared to the prior fiscal year.

The power of electrification is at the heart of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s climate change and carbon reduction program and EVs are considered an option to assist India reduce its oil import costs and cut down on pollution in the major cities.

India is hoping that electric vehicles will comprise 30 percent of the total vehicle sales for India by the year 2030. This is an increase from around 1 percent currently E-scooters and ebikes are expected are expected to make up 80 percent of all two-wheeler sales which is up from around 2 percent.

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