Tata Motors has supplied 400 Starbus EVs buses to the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), via its subsidiary TML CV Mobility Solutions Ltd.

The buses are part of an order from DTC to supply, maintain and operate 1,500 low-floor electric buses for a 12-year period which will offer intra-city commuting across the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

The recent addition of 400 buses means Tata Motors now supplies over 1,000 electric buses across India.

Ms. Shilpa Shinde, IAS, Managing Director, DTC, said: “In addition to providing ready access, more comfort and greater convenience to commuters, these next-gen buses will also contribute in our collective efforts to improve the city’s air quality.”

Mr. Asim Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Chairman, TML CV Mobility Solutions Limited, said: “We look forward to strengthening our association with DTC by supplying 1100 more e-buses to DTC in a phase wise manner to fulfil the aspiration of making public transport in Delhi clean, sustainable, safe, comfortable, convenient and energy efficient.”

In August this year, India approved plans for a ₹580 billion ($7 billion) scheme to introduce 10,000 electric buses in 169 cities over a decade, along with charging infrastructure, Reuters reports.

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There are plans for a fleet of 50,000 electric buses nationwide at a cost of around $12 billion.