Tata Motors won three tenders for over 3,600 e-buses in 30 days

by Sep 30, 2022

Tata Motors has been at the forefront when it comes to introducing environmentally friendly mobility to India. The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC), and Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) have all placed significant orders in 30 days with Tata Motors for BEV buses in India, reaching 3601 electric buses. More than 715 electric buses from Tata Motors have been delivered to various Indian cities to date, covering more than 40 million km.
On 23rd January 2022, India’s Convergence Energy Services Ltd (government agency for procurement and deployment of electric vehicles, including electric buses) launched a tender for buying 5,450 electric buses and 130 electric double-deckers and deploy these vehicles in five cities – Delhi, Kolkata, Surat, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. Due to this estimated 1$ billion tenders, the electrification of public transport has taken off in the country.
The first order from Delhi for over 1,500 Tata electric buses was placed on the 22nd of July 2022, both WBTC and BMTC participated in that Grand Challenge of Convergence Energy Services Ltd. The operator’s largest electric bus order to date covers the supply, operation, and maintenance of the buses.
The Second order from West Bengal, the operator ordered more than 1,180 electric buses of four different types, including 12-meter low-floor AC, standard floor non-AC, and smaller nine-meter models was placed on the 6th of August 2022. WBTC will primarily deploy zero-emission solutions across Kolkata with these BEV buses expected to start to arrive in 2023.
The Third new order for 921 electric buses from the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation exclusively holds twelve-meter-long low-floor buses with electric drives was placed on the 18th of August 2022. There are 35 seats available on the 12-meter-long Tata BEV bus, with a battery pack of around 250 kWh, and an electric motor of 245 kW power and it is also scalable to range requirements.
India had set a target of EV sales penetration of 40% of buses by 2030 and electrifying the public bus fleet is one of the important parts of India’s ‘Net Zero’ goals. According to PTR analysis, electric bus market of India is expanding and these three tenders of Tata motors will assist in achieving its goal of electrification and also Convergence Energy Services Ltd is on target, as announced in January this year for buying 5,450 electric buses.

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