Lucknow, February 11, 2019 : Tata Motors announced on Sunday that it will supply 40 air conditioned electric buses to the Lucknow City Transport Services Ltd (LCTSL) in a phased manner over the next four months.
In a release here, the company said the first Ultra 9m AC electric bus was flagged off on Sunday here by Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna.
"The order is part of the 255 electric buses to be supplied to six STUs (state transport undertakings) in the country, of which LCTSL is one," it said. According to Tata Motors, the electric bus will begin its journey from the Alambagh depot in Lucknow.
The Tata Ultra 9m AC Electric buses are manufactured at Tata and Tata Marcopolo Dharwad plants.
"The Tata Ultra electric buses will have a travelling range of up to 150 km on a single charge. The company has installed a charging station at the Alambagh depot for fast charging of buses."
The indigenously-developed, pollution-free vehicles offer superior design with the lithium-ion batteries placed on the rooftop to prevent breakdown due to water-logging, the statement added.