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Automotive Product Finder Magazine | Tata Motors to supply 80 e-buses to West Bengal
Tata Motors to supply 80 e-buses to West Bengal
Outlook for FY 2020 remains supported by potential pre-buying
Growth of automobile industry expected to generate huge demand
Tata Motors will supply 80 electric buses to the West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC). The company has already supplied 20 ultra electric 9/9m AC e-buses, with remaining 20 9/9m AC e-buses scheduled to be delivered by March 31, 2019. The company will also be supplying 40 9/12m AC e-buses to WBTC in a phased manner. Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee flagged off the buses with dignitaries from WBTC and Tata Motors. The new buses will begin their inaugural journey from Nabanna, Howrah.
Speaking on the occasion, Rohit Srivastava, Product Line Head, Passenger Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors, said, “With growing environmental concerns, electric bus is definitely a symbol of future mobility. Tata Motors has always been at the forefront of the e-mobility evolution and this order is a testament of our best-in-class solution tailored for the bus segment in India. The order is part of the 255 e-buses to be supplied to six STUs in the country, of which WBTC is one. We are determined to develop alternate fuel technologies and create more energy efficient vehicles, thereby supporting the government’s efforts towards promoting electric vehicles in the country.”
Manufactured at Tata Motors’ Dharwad plant, the ultra e-buses will have a traveling range of up to 150 km on a single charge. The company has installed charging stations at Nonapukur, Kasba, Newtown and Belghoria. Furthermore, intermediate charging terminals powered with fast charging are mounted at Howrah and Santragachi. The indigenously developed e-buses offer superior design and best-in-class features. The Li-ion batteries have been placed on the rooftop to prevent breakdown due to waterlogging. The batteries are liquid cooled to maintain the temperature within an optimum range and ensure longer life along with better performance in tropical conditions.
West Bengal Transport Corporation
Passenger Commercial Vehicles
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