BETTER to have 1,800 electric buses by 2023; Said Aaditya Thackeray

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While addressing the recently held Maharashtra EV 2021 policy highlights and discussion, Aaditya Thackeray said that Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) will have a total of 1,800 electric buses by mid-2023.



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The state government has set a target of 25% electrification of public transport in 6 urban cities

The state government of Maharashtra has taken several steps to accelerate clean mobility and reduce emissions, and the EV 2021 policy is a big step in this direction. The government, after much delay, finally rolled out the revised electric vehicle policy in the state. While addressing the recently held Maharashtra EV 2021 policy highlights and discussion, Aaditya Thackeray, the Minister of Tourism and Environment in the Government of Maharashtra, said that Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) will have a total of 1,800 electric buses by mid-2023. .

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BEST will purchase around 1,800 e-buses by mid-2023, which is around 45% of the total number of buses on the streets of Mumbai. The e-buses will be purchased gradually, and these will be used as public transport across the city.

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Last month, Tata Motors delivered 35 Starbus electric buses to BEST

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As part of its EV 2021 policy, the state government has set a target of 25% electrification of public transport in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad and Amravati. During the discussion, Aaditya Thackeray also mentioned that tenders will be launched soon.

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Last month, Tata Motors delivered 35 Starbus electric buses, as part of a larger order of 340 electric buses from Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). The buses are purchased by BEST as part of the Indian government’s FAME II initiative. The company will deliver the remainder of the order on a gradual basis, according to schedule. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) aims to convert 15% of its current bus fleet to electricity by 2025.

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