Tata Motors will finish the delivery of 255 electric buses to six states within three months. The company had bagged the contracts from the state transport corporations (STCs) under the FAME I scheme.
This order includes 80 buses from Bengal, 40 each from Jammu and Kashmir, Lucknow, Indore and Jaipur and 15 from Assam. Sixty-five of the buses will be non-AC, ordered by Jammu and Kashmir and Assam, and the rest are AC buses.
Under the FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacture of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles) scheme, 60 per cent of the bus price is contributed by the Centre while the rest is provided by the states. The company is now participating in tender bids for all STCs in the country and are also in talks with companies for selling their e-buses.