Tata Motors is promoting electric buses named TATA Starbus EV to modernize urban transport, reduce pollution and provide passengers with innovative features such as increased safety and comfort solution.

TATA Starbus EV Variants

TATA Starbus Electric
TATA Starbus Electric

Pioneers in the industry, offer Tata Ultra 9/9 m AC BS-VI electric bus, Tata Ultra 9/9 m AC non-AC electric bus BS-VI, Tata Urban 9/12 m AC BS-VI electric bus, Tata Urban 9/12 bus non-AC BS-VI Electric, Starbus Ev: Tata 4 / 12m low consumption AC bus Vi Electric and Starbus Ev: Tata 4 / 12m BS Vi electric AC bus from India. 


Get 1 million Tata EVs on the road by FY 2025. Vigorously expand the EV market in India and drive innovation. Offer the unique benefits of our EV services through the Tata e-Mobility ecosystem. 

Features of the Electric Bus  

  • The Proven Advanced Technology These electric buses are built on the proven Starbus Ultra   
  • Existing TATA Motors developed the bus inhouse. Significant additions to electric vehicles have been supplied by the best internationally recognized US suppliers including Germany and China.  
  • All media architecture and software strategies are developed, tested and validated in-house.  
  • Better energy efficiency thanks to direct driving and system optimization: energy consumption 20 more than competing buses. This allows the battery to be used with the most optimal size for the desired range.  
  • Li-ion batteries with NMC are best suited for EVs because they have good specific energy and energy density.  
  • The Li-ion battery with NMC is best for fast charging (120 kWh battery can be fully charged in 2 hours).  
  • Roof battery to prevent damage from water accumulation.  
  • The battery is liquidcooled to keep temperatures within the optimum range for longer life and better performance in tropical environments such as India.  
  • Most models are approved and registered under the FAME program.  
  • One-year maintenance contract, extended warranty, sponsorship, etc. available as required.  
  • Extensive testing was carried out in Himachal, Chandigarh, Assam and Maharashtra to establish performance in different geographic regions of the country. 

Functioning of the Starbus Ev  

Shuttle buses can run on all routes and charge fares during the midday shift. Beginning of the day all buses go to the respective depots with a full load. On the daily working day the bus works on the assigned route until the end of the shift) arrives at the depot to change the shift, and recharge. End of the working day all batteries are charged in the respective warehouses. 



  • Fleet management and location-based service 
  • Vehicle health monitoring is an early warning for failures 
  • driver identification and profiling 
  • Quick breakdown assistance 


  • Wifi based diagnostics 
  • Android-based applications for complete fleet service and management 
  • Workshop Management 


  • Media streaming for driver 
  • Navigation 
  • Driver entertainment 

Vehicle data over GPRS

  • Prognostics usability for tata motors in all areas 

Safety Applications 

  • Intersection assistance 
  • Sudden halt warning 
  • Reporting accidents 

TATA E-Bus Specifications

Parameters / Models 4/12m Low Floor Full Electric 9/12m Full Electric Ultra Electric 6/9m Ultra Electric 9/9m 7m Electric Bus (Planned) 
Length 12 m 12 m 9m 9m Upto 7 m 
Floor Height 400 mm 900 mm  650 mm  900 mm  900 mm  
Lead on Single Charge *(Depends on drive and traffic conditions) *100 – 150 km (Extendable) *100 – 150 km *150 – 170 km*150 – 170 km *100 – 150 km 
Charging Time Normal: 4-6 Hr 
Fast Charging: 2 Hr 
Normal: 4-6 Hr 
Fast Charging: 2 Hr 
Normal: 4-6 Hr 
Fast Charging: 2 Hr 
Normal: 4-6 Hr 
Fast Charging: 2 Hr 
Normal: 4-6 Hr 
Fast Charging: 2 Hr 
Charging Infrastructure Required60 -120 KW charger 60 -120 KW charger 60 -120 KW charger 60 -120 KW charger 60 -120 KW charger 
Power Consumption 0.9 to 1.2 KW/Hr 0.9 to 1.2 KW/Hr 0.7 to 0.9 KW/Hr 0.7 to 0.9 KW/Hr 0.5 to 0.7 KW/Hr 
Scope of warranties Standard – 2 Years, Batteries & Motors- 4Years Standard – 2 Years, Batteries & Motors- 4Years  Standard – 2 Years, Batteries & Motors- 4Years  Standard – 2 Years, Batteries & Motors- 4Years  Standard – 2 Years, Batteries & Motors- 4Years 
Seating Capacity 31+1D & Standees 41+1D & Standees 26+1D & Standees31+1D & Standees >15+1D & Standees

TATA Starbus EV Hybrid features 

  • A hybrid electric powertrain with a 5-liter diesel engine  
  • Transmission – Automatic suspension – Electronically controlled air suspension Front and rear  
  • Electronic braking system Front and rear disc brakes  
  • Passenger capacity – 31 seats +1 (can be used as an asphalt bus )  
  • Floor height – 400 mm Completely low floor  
  • Maximum speed – 80 km / h.   
  • Special price – 2.5 * Cr for diesel and 2.75 * Cr for CNG 

Additional benefits through end-to-end mobility solution  by E-Bus

  • Zero emissions – improved air quality  
  • Reduced fuel costs by 4050% compared to diesel buses   
  • Reduced diesel costs (~ 52% of total cost)   
  • Reduced downtime and maintenance costs versus diesel buses Benefits of E-Bus Additional benefits through end-to-end mobility solutions  
  • End-to-end solution: no coordination problems between suppliers to integrate different parts of the mobility ecosystem   
  • Savings from day one: lower cost/km for NMC  
  •  Increased control over vehicle operation: ensuring the provision of services to employees  
  •   Ability to carry more passengers and increase user satisfaction  
  •   Ability to optimize vehicle routes and costs, increase efficiency per hour provides digital solutions including fleet management and monitoring, monitoring, and management of bus terminal management.  
  •   Additional potential income from vehicle data monetization. 

TATA Electric Bus Styling – Interior & Exterior 

  • Contemporary styled bus  
  • Integrated DRL headlights, LED position lights and side indicator  
  • Integrated fully LED taillights  
  • Contemporary cab  
  • Rotating instrument panel with steering column and VDV-based design  
  • Front and rear door hinges for easy entry and exit  
  • Large panoramic windows  
  • Fully low floor to rear  
  • Warm interior  
  • Seat with seat belt and backrest for Handicapped 
  • Seat suspension  
  • Integrated USB charging with seat 

Main achievements of the electric bus  

  • Delivery of most of the electric buses in India: we won more than 250 buses through the tender.  
  • Delivery of electric buses to 5 cities in India.  
  • Received the ICV Leader of the Year and CV of the Year awards for the Ultra 9 electric bus m at the Apollo CV Awards .
  • Tata Motors won the Best Electric Vehicle Solution Provider award at the Smart, Livable, and Resilient City Conclave, Pune.

The Indian electric bus market is booming and is expected to reach 7,187 units by 2025, reaching a CAGR of
out of 53.0% over the forecast period, according to a PS Market Research report.

To date, Tata Motors has delivered about 300 TATA star bus Ev. It participates in various tenders and is one of the key players in the Indian market, home to a large number of local and international players such as Ashok Leyland, OlectraGreentech, JBM Auto, Solaris Bus and Coach SA, BYD Auto, Zhongtong Auto, Optare PLC, Deccan
Commercial vehicles and commercial vehicles Volvo Eicher.

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