Tata Motors develops first bio-methane bus
Auto major Tata Motors on Monday rolled out the country’s first bio-CNG (bio-methane) bus
Mumbai: Auto major Tata Motors on Monday rolled out the country’s first bio-CNG (bio-methane) bus.
The company said the bio-methane engines (5.7 SGI and 3.8 SGI) will be available on light and medium buses. It displayed three models, including the lead model Tata LPO 1613 with 5.7 SGI NA BS-IV IOBD-II compliant bus. The Tata LPO 1613, already in operation by Pune Municipal Transport Corporation, was showcased with bio-methane fuel at the event, the company said in a statement, but it did not reveal the price of a bio-CNG bus.
The buses were showcased at the Urja Utsav organised by oil ministry. Girish Wagh, head of commercial vehicles business at Tata Motors, said the use of bio-CNG will contribute in a positive manner to the smart cities to keep them clean and is a good option for wet garbage management.
Rajendra Petkar, head of power system engineering at Tata Motors, said bio-methane bus is a step towards developing environment-friendly vehicles. Bio-methane is produced out of bio-degradable materials like kitchen waste. The gas, which gets produced out of natural degradation process, escapes into the atmosphere unused.
Tata Motors has pioneered the introduction of natural gas vehicles (CNG) in the country, for close to two decades.
- Change M&A norms to calculate spectrum dues: Trai
- Cracking India’s bankruptcy code
- RBI’s registry will help solve problem of credit shortage: iSpirt’s Sharad Sharma
- Fintech regulation at an inflection point: Shardul Amarchand’s Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia
- Voice and AI biggest transformative tech, says EY’s Mahesh Makhija
Editor's Picks »
- Modi slams opposition, refers to Rahul’s ‘unwanted hug’ at Shahjahanpur rally
- Gold price maintains uptrend on global cues, jewellers’ buying
- Sky is Comcast’s final prize as Disney battle approaches endgame
- Donald Trump and the US dollar: Actions speak louder than words
- Jagan Reddy calls Andhra bandh on 24 July over special status
- What ABB India’s performance in June quarter says about capex growth
- Bajaj Finance does well in Q1 even as competition hots up
- Kotak Mahindra Bank: The perils of being priced to perfection
- Higher cane price crushes hopes of sugar mills
- Market optimism before 2019 general election: History may not repeat itself