Tata Motors, a global leading
truck and bus manufacturer, launched the Starbus Electric 9m, the Starbus
Electric 12m and the Starbus Hybrid 12m buses and displayed a range of smart
buses for clean and green cities, designed, developed and powered by alternate
fuels, to meet the current and future passenger transportation needs of Smart
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’. Present at the launch, Ravindra Pisharody,
Executive Director – Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors said, “We are delighted
to launch our new hybrid and electric buses. 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
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 has 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.
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