Mumbai: Tata delivers 26 electric buses to BEST

The buses have a lift mechanism for specially abled passengers.

Tata Motors has delivered 26 Ultra Urban e-buses to Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). The buses are part of a larger order of 340 electric buses from BEST under the government’s FAME II initiative.

The 25-seater Tata Ultra Urban AC electric buses are equipped with a ‘Lift Mechanism’ that extends an automated ramp for easy ingress and egress of specially abled passengers. The buses come with ergonomic seats, roomy interiors, utility provisions like charging ports, WiFi hotspot and wide entry and exit passages.

The electric buses are equipped with Intelligent Transport System (ITS), telematics system, regenerative braking system and other features.

The buses have been tested in Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Assam and Maharashtra in diverse terrains. Tata has supplied 215 electric buses in 5 cities across India. In total, the buses have clocked 4 million km.

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