India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors has delivered 60 electric buses to Ahmedabad Janmarg Limited (AJL).
The Tata Ultra Urban 9/9 AC buses were flagged off at the Sabarmati River Front Event Centre, Ahmedabad, by Bhupendra Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat and Kiritkumar Parmar, Mayor of Ahmedabad, in the presence of officials from the Gujarat state government, AJL and Tata Motors.
According to AJL, the new buses will cater to the newly developing areas of Ahmedabad city and the new airport route.
Tata Motors said the 24-seater zero-emission buses have been supplied under the FAME II initiative through a Gross Cost Contract (GCC) with AJL and run on Ahmedabad’s Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) corridor. The vehicle maker will also be setting up the required charging infrastructure and support systems to ensure the smooth functioning of the buses.
Tata Ultra Urban 9/9 AC electric buses are powered by full-electric drivetrains, with a maximum power of 328hp and a maximum torque of 3,000Nm. In addition, the bus comes with new-generation telematics and a high-security Intelligent Transport System (ITS) to offer efficient operations.
Rohit Srivastava, Vice President, Product Line – Buses, Tata Motors, said, “With a steady commitment towards modernising public transportation and integrating sustainability in the designing of futuristic vehicles, Tata Motors has led the move towards electric mobility in the country. The Ultra Urban 9/9 has been built to provide enhanced comfort, safety and efficiency, with noiseless operations and zero emissions. The delivery of these buses will further cement our fruitful association with AJL and foster eco-friendly mass mobility in Ahmedabad.”