Tata Motors, which cornered 60% of the electric bus market by supplying 200 buses under the FAME I scheme has bagged the largest electric bus order placed by a transport company in India. Tata Motors will be supplying 300 electric buses to Ahmedabad Janmarg Ltd which operates public transport in the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. These buses will operate as part of the Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) in Ahmedabad. The contract is an OPEX contract wherein Tata Motors will also establish the infrastructure including charging infrastructure and maintenance of these buses.
Tata Motors will supply the urban 9/9 electric buses under this contract. Critical traction components for these buses have been sourced from internationally best-in-class suppliers from USA, Germany and China, thus offering proven products to the city of Ahmedabad. Tata Motors has tested and validated these buses across states including Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Assam and Maharashtra to establish performance in diverse terrains.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Girish Wagh, President, Commercial Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “We are delighted to have won the largest tender of e-Buses in the country. Tata Motors has been playing a proactive role in the electrification drive, with the development of electric traction system for Hybrid as well as Pure Electric vehicles. The Ultra Electric buses are indigenously developed to offer superior design and best-in-class features. We will continue to support the Government in their commitment towards creating a sustainable future for India.”