Tata Motors today Starbus handed over 25 Tata Hybrid Electric Bus with Full Low Floor configuration to MMRDA at the launch ceremony in Mumbai.
Developed indigenously, the Tata Starbus Series Hybrid bus comes with global design standards, looks stylish with a premium and robust road presence, can run on dual power (diesel and electric) and use lithium ion batteries.
The Tata Starbus Hybrid Electric Bus runs on dual power, i.e. diesel and electric and is economically viable, safe and environmentally friendly said the company in a statement. It comes loaded with class-leading comfort and safety features for passengers.
The buses comply with all UBS-II (urban bus specifications), AIS 052 (automotive industry standards) and CMVR (central motor vehicle rules), it added.
Buses were formally handed over to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) by Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in the presence of Union heavy industries minister Anant Geete today.
Girish Wagh, president, commercial vehicles business at Tata Motors said these buses, powered by BS-IV engines, are the first series of the hybrid electric architecture buses and are a testimony to the company’s technological prowess.
He said the company is committed to developing low-emission buses that make substantial contribution towards sustainable urban transport.
“We will continue our work on electrification and alternate fuel technologies and engage with government and regulatory authorities to promote such mobility solutions,” Wagh added.