India: Tata Motors Supplies 100 Electric Buses to ASTC

India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, Tata Motors, has supplied 100 new electric buses to the Assam State Transportation Corporation (ASTC).

The 9-metre-long Tata Ultra EV buses were introduced by the Honourable Chief Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on 1 January 2024.

A lineup of green and black electric buses
Tata Motors has supplied over 1,500 electric buses across multiple cities in India, which have cumulatively clocked more than 10 crore kilometres

The buses come equipped with air conditioning, electronic stability control, electronic brake distribution and air suspension capabilities.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Rohit Srivastava, Vice President & Business Head – CV Passengers, Tata Motors, said:

“Making public transport more effective and efficient is our mission and we are thankful to the Assam State Government and the ASTC for giving us the opportunity to supply a modern fleet of electric buses.

“Built with cutting-edge technology and rigorously tested under varied conditions, these buses are eco-friendly and will make public transportation safe, comfortable, tech driven and more efficient. We are elated to have our Tata Ultra electric buses inducted and operational to serve the residents of Guwahati.”

To date, Tata Motors has introduced over 1,500 electric buses throughout India, supporting the country’s transition to focus more predominantly on zero-emission, electric vehicles.

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