Irrespective of the consistent losses posted by Tata Motors, what we have deciphered is that the company is working hard of innovation. Coming up with new products – that’s going to be the only way to stay relevant, not just for JLR but for Indian roads too.
Thus it was heartwarming to know that it has started the process of deliveries for 40 units of the Ultra 9m AC Electric buses to Lucknow City Transport Services Limited (LCTSL) in a phased manner over the course of the next four months.
The first of the forty buses have already been flagged off today in Lucknow and the new bus will begin its journey from Alambagh depot.
The bus itself has been Made-in-India by Tata Motors and Tata Marcopolo Dharwad plant. The Ultra Electric Buses have a travelling range of up to 150 km on a single charge. Fast Charging Stations have been installed at Lucknow’s Alambagh depot for fast charging of buses.
The indigenously developed bus, including one of a kind roof-mounted batteries that will be protected even in the event that the bus must ply through waterlogged streets. In addition, the batteries are liquid cooled to maintain the temperature within an optimum range and ensure longer life along with better performance in tropical conditions.
In totality, these 40 buses are part of a total order of 255 electric buses that will be supplied to six public transport undertakings including WBTC (West Bengal), LCTSL (Lucknow), AICTSL (Indore), ASTC (Guwahati), J&KSRTC (Jammu) and JCTSL (Jaipur).