Tata Motors has commenced trials of its 9 metre electric bus in Chandigarh. The electric powered bus has got a seating capacity of 31. The trial run is jointly conducted by the company along with Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) and the State Transport Department.

Jun 28 2017 | India Opportunities

TATA Motors commences trial run of its electric bus

The initial trials in Chandigarh is showing show very encouraging results in a running of 143 kms, covering approximately 70% of the charge.

Dr. AK Jindal, Head, Engineering Research Centre, Tata Motors said, “Tata Motors is participating in similar trials currently underway in Nagpur, where these buses were flagged off very recently by Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and the Government of Maharashtra. These trials are part of Tata Motors larger strategy to be present with its electric vehicle offerings, with best-in-class value proposition, helping the company better understand its customer requirements under different operating conditions, to suitably optimize its offerings. Tata Motors is also working with various study groups formed by the central government to work out various business models for operating electric vehicles and to optimize the overall economics of these buses, for a truly MAKE IN INDIA solution.”

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