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Tata Motors launch 123 AC buses with automatic transmission in India

31 Dec 2014 / 2

The bus segment is now opening up to more options with automatic transmission equipped models. The benefits have become more apparent – better driveability, lower maintenance and driver convenience. Tata Motors have joined in with the launch of 123 new AC buses in Ahmedabad. They claim that the automatic transmission will reduce fuel bills, doing away with the constant engagement of both the engine and transmission.

“With state-of-the-art capabilities in developing and integrating intelligent world-class electronic vehicular systems, we at Tata Motors work closely with all stakeholders in successfully deploying these technologies across a broad spectrum of commercial vehicles, enabling connectivity, safety, better fuel economy, along with optimal vehicle performance. These air conditioned buses with automatic transmission are most suitable for BRTS operations and have been developed for the first time for Janmarg,” said Vernon Noronha, vice president, defence and government business, Tata Motors.

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The buses have a floor height of 900mm and a length of 12 metres. Other equipment includes electronic display boards and automatic doors. A wider passage-way for free movement, large window panes for better visibility, along with lower entry/exit doors for the elderly makes these buses convenient for commuters.

Tata Marcopolo build buses for private operators. Tata are said to be currently working on electric hybrid buses for the future. With the promise of smoother rides and better manoeuvrability, this won’t be a bad idea at all.

Tata Motors rolls-out 123 AC buses with Automatic Transmission in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, December 26, 2014: Tata Motors today flagged off 123 new AC buses in Ahmedabad, equipped with Automatic Transmission. These buses are in addition to the order bagged by Tata Motors for 3200 buses under the JnNURM – phase II scheme and are meant to reduce driver fatigue and provide for a superior commuting experience. The automatic transmission buses will also help save on fuel costs, due to efficiencies derived from constant engagement of both engine and transmission.

Mr. Vernon Noronha, Vice President, Defence & Government Business, Tata Motors said, “With state-of-the-art capabilities in developing and integrating intelligent world-class electronic vehicular systems, we at Tata Motors work closely with all stakeholders in successfully deploying these technologies across a broad spectrum of commercial vehicles, enabling connectivity, safety, better fuel economy, along with optimal vehicle performance. These air conditioned buses with Automatic Transmission are most suitable for BRTS operations and have been developed for the first time for Janmarg. Automatic transmission in buses will reduce driver fatigue, improve acceleration, manoeuvrability and overall passenger comfort and experience, and more revenue earnings per bus. With this order we are proud to partner Ahmedabad Janmarg Ltd., in efficiently and safely running their bus services, with a high degree of reliability and availability.”

With a floor height of 900mm and a length of 12 meters, these buses are fit with electronic display boards and pneumatic door operations, for comfortable commute in an urban transport set-up. A wider passage-way for free movement, large window panes for better visibility, along with lower entry/exit doors, makes these new buses safe and convenient for commuters, also providing easy access for differently-abled and elderly passengers.

The buses are built by Tata Marcopolo and are being operated by private operators. Tata Motors is the country’s largest bus manufacturer with the most complete range of transit vehicles that meet every need, arising from day-to-day travel. It has continued to be the leader in this segment by not just setting technological benchmarks but also by adapting innovations effectively to suit Indian travel conditions. Tata Motors has also developed a wide variety of buses and coaches that cater to the entire gamut of public transport solutions - from luxurious inter-city travel options to safe transport choices for school going children.

Tata Motors has also developed Electric Hybrid buses and Articulated buses to meet the future transport needs for the envisaged ‘Smart Cities’.

 



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