As per the agreement, Tata Motors will supply, operate and maintain these buses for 12 years. Till date, the company has supplied over 650 electric buses across multiple cities in India.
“We are delighted to confirm the order of 1,500 electric buses to Tata Motors. The induction of the environment-friendly buses will help largely in reducing air pollution and benefit millions of Delhi citizens,” said Neeraj Semwal, IAS, MD – Delhi Transport Corporation.
Tata Motors has been one of the leading suppliers of electric buses under the Centre’s flagship electric vehicles promotion scheme FAME-India. Companies to have won tenders for electric buses under this scheme include and Ashok Leyland’s Switch Mobility among others.
In February this year, Olectra’s Evey Trans Private Limited pipped Tata Motors to win a contract for 1,400 buses from Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) after the latter got disqualified. Tata Motors challenged its disqualification in the Bombay High Court.
The court upheld Tata Motors’ disqualification in a judgement earlier this month. However, the court also called the award of the tender to Evey Trans incorrect and asked BEST to issue a fresh tender.