New Delhi, February 12, 2019: Tata Motors has begun the supply of 40 electric buses to Lucknow City Transport Services Ltd. (LCTSL). The company will deliver 40 units of Ultra 9m AC electric buses in a phased manner, within the next four months. The first Ultra 9/9m AC electric bus was flagged off today in Lucknow by the Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development, Suresh Kumar Khanna along with dignitaries from LCTSL and Tata Motors. The new bus will begin its journey from Alambagh depot. In addition, the home-grown automaker has also installed a charging station at the Alambagh depot for fast charging of buses.
The buses have been tested and validated by Tata Motors across states including Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Assam and Maharashtra to establish performance in diverse terrains. The company has tenders to supply 255 electric buses to six public transport undertakings including WBTC (West Bengal), LCTSL (Lucknow), AICTSL (Indore), ASTC (Guwahati), J&KSRTC (Jammu) and JCTSL (Jaipur). In addition to this, the company is also working on developing its electric mini-bus segment in the near future.