The future of Mass Public Transportation is here: Tata Motors launches Hybrid & Electric buses
Showcases country’s first Fuel Cell Bus
Delivery to commence in Quarter 1 of FY17-18
Also presents other SMART BUSES, FOR CLEAN, GREEN CITIES
Showcases Green last mile Electric vehicles
Tata Motors, one of the global top 10 truck and bus manufacturers today unleashed the future of mass public transportation at its Pune facility thus reiterating the company’s commitment towards smart and green technology and mobility solutions. The company launched the STARBUS ELECTRIC 9m, the STARBUS ELECTRIC 12m and the STARBUS HYBRID 12m buses and displayed a range of SMART BUSES FOR CLEAN & GREEN CITIES, designed, developed and powered by alternate fuels, to meet the current and future passenger transportation needs of Smart Cities.
Tata Motors has always been at the forefront of innovation providing products and mobility solutions catering to discerning needs of the society. Taking a leap, the company also showcased the country’s first FUEL CELL BUS (12m), LNG Powered bus (12m), and 18m ARTICULATED BUS. Developed indigenously, these buses are safe and comfortable and are economically viable ‘MADE IN INDIA’ solutions,
Present at the launch, Ravindra Pisharody, Executive Director – Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors said, “We are delighted to launch our new hybrid and electric buses today. At Tata Motors, our aim is to not only comply with emerging regulations of clean and green emission but also be ahead of the requirements. We have consistently been developing and manufacturing products that can contribute to CO2 reductions across all road transport segments and with early investments in new technologies, we are geared up to further strengthen our market leadership. With our new range of Future ready buses, we will continue to play an active role in mass public transportation, with a commitment towards striking the right balance between sustainable growth and profitability. We will work closely with government and regulatory authorities to intensify its efforts at tackling pollution, focusing on building alternative transport fuels and infrastructure, for smart cities of tomorrow.”
Speaking at the launch, Guenter Butschek, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Tata Motors, said, “Tata Motors has always been at the forefront of the clean and green emission efforts of the Indian automobile industry. We are committed to develop automotive technologies and operate manufacturing facilities that are environmentally sustainable. In line with our mission ‘to innovate mobility solutions with passion to enhance quality of life’, we have worked on various alternate fuel technologies for the widest range Smart Buses for Clean & Green Cities. In our journey for quest for excellence, we will further our efforts towards launching and developing cleaner and more efficient vehicles, reducing the environmental impact of our manufacturing operations and building awareness among stakeholders.
Tata Motors currently designs, develops and manufacturers its buses in Pune, Dharwad, Pantnagar and Lucknow. Besides its partnership with ACGL of Goa for bus bodies, Tata Motors also has a joint venture with Marcopolo S.A. of Brazil, one of the largest bus body manufactures’ in the world, for fully built bus (FBV) solutions. Tata Motors’ approach of manufacturing FBVs (Fully Building Vehicles), meets the government’s new norms in terms of safety, fuel efficiency, wider bus gangways, with the flexibility to be powered by both CNG and Diesel.
Tata Motors is one of the country’s largest bus manufacturers, with the most complete range of transit vehicles that meet every need, arising from day-to-day travel. It has continued to be a leader in this segment not just by setting technological benchmarks but also by adapting innovations effectively to suit Indian travel conditions. With a whole range of coach designs, e.g. microbus, intercity and touring coaches, luxurious inter-city travel options, to safe transport choices for school going children, Tata Motors is best suited to cater to customers’ needs with an entire gamut of day-to-day mass passenger transport solutions. The company continues to be a leader in this segment not just by setting technological benchmarks, but also by adapting innovations effectively to suit travel conditions in Indian cities and rural areas. The company continues to actively participate in the development and implementation of solutions for mass passenger transport in the key markets across the world.
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Tata Motors Limited is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of INR 2, 75, 561 crores (USD 41.6 billion) in 2015-16. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa and Indonesia. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, the business comprising the two iconic British brands. It also has an industrial joint venture with Fiat in India. With over 9 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the country’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top in passenger vehicles. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, South America, Australia, CIS and Russia.