Tata showcases hybrid buses and IRIS Electric [Nov 28, 2015]
Tata Motors today showcased two SMART CITY TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS during the FAME India Eco Drive, namely the Tata IRIS Electric & a Tata Motors Hybrid bus. Shri Anant G Geete , Hon'ble Minister, HI&PE, Government of India, flagged off these vehicles at an event held in New Delhi.
Tata Iris EV is a state of the art zero emission solution in the Last Mile Public Transport space. It is a green vehicle which runs on electricity, powered by a Lithium Ion battery module of 200Ah @ 72V. The fully closed body of the Magic IRIS, with powerful, robust, low maintenance aggregates, guarantees safety, high savings and profits due to very low running cost. Boasting a powerful traction motor – 13 Kw (Peak Power) & 43 Nm (Peak Torque) which can run up to 120Kms with two battery modules, the Tata Iris EV is a healthier alternative to any other fuel operated public transportation systems. It can comfortably accommodate 4 passengers and is ideal for Smart City shared public transport. The Tata Iris EV is among the first few electric last mile public transport vehicle in the country to avail the Automobile body certification”.
Tata Hybrid buses have been developed to suit Indian operating conditions and future requirements of Smart Cities. Tried and tested in Delhi and Mumbai during commonwealth games, these Hybrid CNG Electric buses can be scaled to full Electric buses. Ten similar CNG Electric hybrid buses are already running successfully in the city of Madrid, Spain and have covered more than 4 Lakh kms. The buses plying in Madrid have been designed and manufactured in India meeting all the requirements of the European Country.