Tata Motors today formally handed over Starbus Hybrid Electric Bus with Full Low Floor configuration to MMRDA at the launch ceremony in Mumbai. Tata Starbus Series Hybrid bus comes with global design standards and has a stylish appearance with a premium and robust road presence. Tata Motors' Starbus Hybrid Electric Bus is economically viable, safe and environmentally friendly, as it runs on dual power, i.e. diesel and electric. It comes loaded with class-leading comfort and safety features for passengers and also complies with all UBS-II (Urban Bus Specifications), AIS 052 (Automotive Industry Standards) and CMVR (Central Motor Vehicle Rules). Mumbaikars can experience the first ‘Made in India’ Hybrid Buses on the Bandra Kurla Complex route in the city.
Commenting on this milestone, Mr. Girish Wagh, President, Commercial Vehicles Business, Tata Motors said, “With sustainability at the heart of our innovation programme, we at Tata Motors, have led technology changes in the Indian commercial vehicle industry over the last six decades. The Tata Starbus Hybrid Electric is India’s First Series Hybrid Electric Architecture Bus and is a testimony to our technology prowess and deep understanding of our customer requirements. We are committed to developing low-emission buses that make substantial contribution towards sustainable urban transport. We will continue our work on electrification and alternate fuel technologies and engage with the government and regulatory authorities to promote these smart technologies and develop products further strengthening the future of Green Mobility in India.”
Further, Dr. AK Jindal, Head Engineering (Electric and Defence) CVBU, Tata Motors added, “Tata Motors is the country’s largest bus manufacturer, with a complete range of transit vehicles that meets every need, arising from day-to-day travel. The company continues to be a leader in the segment not just by setting technological benchmarks but by also adapting innovations effectively to suit Indian travel conditions. With an entire range of coach designs, e.g. microbus, intercity and touring coaches, luxurious inter-city travel options, to safe transport choices for school going children, Tata Motors is best suited to cater to customers’ needs with an entire gamut of day-to-day mass passenger transport solutions.”
Some of the key highlights of the models are Chassis with new generation BS IV Engine, All new stylized body design, Full Low floor bus Configuration, Enhanced NVH system, Most Advanced Lithium Ion batteries in Automotive Industry (Prismatic Cell) and Tata Motors Proprietary New Generation Telematics system for remote diagnostic.
The Starbus Hybrid Electric Bus is step towards providing State Transport Undertakings (STUs) a Smart Public Transport Solution with class-leading and greener technology and best-in-class comfort and safety features for passengers.