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Tata Ultra all-electric bus completes first trial run with Assam State Transport Corporation

G Plus Digital Desk | October 26, 2017 12:00 hrs

Tata Motors has conducted a third on-road trial of its all-electric buses, and the first one in Eastern India. As part of the trial, the company plied its Ultra Electric automatic (9m) bus in Guwahati, and was used as a free service for participants of the FIFA U-17 World Cup during the seven-day period between October 16 and 23. The bus has maximum seating capacity of 34 passengers, and alongside being all-electric, is also equipped with a fully automatic transmission to improve the driving
conditions on congested roads.

The Tata Ultra Electric bus, which was then a production-ready concept, is now being tested on Indian roads as part of the Government's push towards electrifying cars in India and focusing on smart cities.

The Tata Ultra Electric 9m bus was flagged off by Anand Prakash Tiwari, Managing Director, Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC). ASTC in collaboration with Tata Motors carried out this trial for seven days.

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