ASTC with collaboration with Tata Motor launched first Electric bus in Guwahati on Monday. The full-auto transmission Tata Ultra ELECTRIC 9m bus having a seating capacity of 26-34 passengers, was flagged off by Anand Prakash Tiwari, Managing Director, Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC).
Tata Motors is the first company in India to get ARAI and homologation certification for their 9m and 12m electric buses, today commenced trials of its 9 meters electric bus in Guwahati.
ASTC in collaboration with Tata Motors will do this trial for seven days and will offer free transport service to the participants of FIFA team and devotees from Plantan Bazar to Maa Kamakhya Temple.
Dr. AK Jindal, Head, Engineering Research Centre, Tata Motors said, “With increasing focus of automotive industry and government towards electrification of automobiles, Tata Motors has been continuously pushing the boundaries in the electric mobility space and is the first company in country to get ARAI and homologation certification for their 9 meter and 12 meter electric bus. These buses qualify for the subsidy under revised FAME scheme which will give a big boost to the electrification of public transport.