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Tata Starbus EV: Designed and developed by Tata Motors

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West Bengals transport corporation has awarded a works order to Tata Motors Ltd to deploy 1,180 electric buses as part of the Grand Challenge Initiative by Convergence Energy Services Ltd. Under a grand-tender exercise conducted by Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), Tata Motors will provide, operation and maintenance for 921 electric buses over 12 years, according to a press release. According to the company, the Tata Starbus is a locally developed vehicle that has excellent design and best-in-class features designed to ensure a sustainable and convenient journey. As per the contract signed between CESL and Tata Motors Limited, Tata Motors Limited will be responsible for deployment, operation and maintenance of 1,500, 1,180, and 921 e-buses respectively, in Delhi, Kolkata, & Bengaluru. Tata Motors (also Fuel Cell Buses are under this portfolio) is expected to provide, operate and maintain the air-conditioned, low-floor, 12 metres long, 1,500-metre long electric Tata Starbus.

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Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has contracted with Tata Motors for supply of 1,500 electric buses for operation in Delhi, India. Tata Motors has won the order for 921 electric buses for Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) The supply of 921 electric buses.

Tata Motors said Friday that it has won the order for 1500 electric buses 1500 electric buses from the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) under the Convergence Energy Services Ltd. On the occasion, Rohit Shrivastava, vice president, product range-buses, Tata Motors said, Tata Motors is happy to win Delhi Transport Corporations biggest ever electric bus order. In Indias biggest ever tender for the largest ever number of electric buses, homegrown automaker, Tata Motors, emerged as the lowest bidder in a tender of 5,450 electric buses worth Rs.

Other carmakers that participated in the huge 5 bids were Switch Mobility — an EV spin-off from Ashok Leyland, Evey Trans from Olectra group, and VECV — a joint venture between Volvo Group and Eicher Motors. Apart from Tata Motors, Switch Mobility (the EV business of Ashok Leyland), VECV (a joint venture of Eicher Motors and Volvo Group) and Evey Trans of Olectra Group all competed in the Electric Buses contract. Tata Motors has so far delivered more than 715 electric buses in India, and with these new orders coming, the commercial vehicle arm of Tata Motors is certainly moving in the right direction.

Tata Motors Ltd is going to design, manufacture and supply the electric buses to the West Bengal Transport Corporation, apart from developing a necessary charging infrastructure. Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) has announced it would roll out 300 Rs 500-crore EV buses which would be supplied to it by Olectra Greentech. The contracts are a part of the national bid conducted by Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) for procurement of a further 5,000 electric buses across India, focusing on Delhi, Kolkata, Surat, Bangalore, and Hyderabad.


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