Tata Motors, BMTC revolutionize Bengaluru’s public transport with Starbus EVs


India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, Tata Motors, has taken a significant step in transforming Bengaluru’s public transport system by delivering advanced Starbus Electric Vehicles (EVs) to the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). This delivery is part of a larger order from TML Smart City Mobility Solutions Ltd., a Tata Motors subsidiary, to BMTC, encompassing the supply, operation, and maintenance of 921 state-of-the-art 12-meter low-floor electric buses over a 12-year period.

Integration of Starbus EV in Bengaluru’s Fleet

The Tata Starbus EV, known for its indigenous innovation, superior design, and best-in-class features, now joins BMTC’s fleet. These zero-emission electric buses align with the Make in India and Atmanirbhar Bharat initiatives, offering a sustainable and comfortable commuting experience in Bengaluru. Developed on next-gen architecture and powered by advanced battery systems, these buses are set to redefine intra-city travel in the city.

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Inauguration and Endorsement by Dignitaries

The inauguration of Tata Motors’ smart electric bus was led by Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, along with other dignitaries. This event highlights the government’s support and commitment to sustainable urban mobility.

Tata Motors delivers advanced electric buses to BMTC, supporting green mobility in Bengaluru

Tata Motors delivers advanced electric buses to BMTC, supporting green mobility in Bengaluru. Photo courtesy of Tata Motors Limited.

BMTC’s Commitment to Sustainable Transportation

G Sathyavathi, IAS, Managing Director, BMTC, commented on the induction of these state-of-the-art buses, saying, “The remarkable performance of these electric buses aligns perfectly with BMTC’s commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and improving Bengaluru’s quality of life. They offer noise-free and comfortable mass mobility in the city.”

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Tata Motors’ Vision for Eco-Friendly Public Transport

Asim Kumar Mukhopadhyay, CEO and MD of TML Smart City Mobility Solutions Limited, shared, “We are elated to see our top-of-the-line Starbus EVs in BMTC’s fleet. Our commitment to eco-friendly offerings is evident in these buses, which are developed and manufactured at state-of-the-art facilities and have been rigorously tested.”

Tata Motors’ Contribution to India’s Electric Vehicle Transition

Tata Motors has supplied over 1,500 electric buses across India, cumulatively clocking more than 10 crore kilometers, with an uptime of over 95%. The Tata Starbus EV sets new benchmarks in urban city commuting with its full-electric drivetrain, optimized energy consumption, and advanced safety features, ensuring zero emissions and a comfortable ride.

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About Tata Motors

As a part of the USD 128 billion Tata group, Tata Motors Limited is a global leader in automobile manufacturing. The company focuses on smart and e-mobility solutions and is pioneering India’s Electric Vehicle (EV) transition. With operations across various countries, Tata Motors is committed to delivering innovative automotive solutions that cater to the future of mobility, emphasizing sustainability and customer aspirations.

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