Tata Motors has unveiled country’s first Bio-CNG (bio-methane) Bus at the Bio-energy programme, called ‘Urja Utsav’. This programme was organised by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India. Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has flagged off the bus.
Tata Motors has designed and developed bio-methane engines (5.7 SGI & 3.8 SGI) for LCV, ICV and MCV buses. Displayed at the event were three engines, along with 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 PMPML (Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited) was showcased with bio-methane fuel at the event.
“Tata Motors has been at the fore front in pioneering latest technologies and providing smart city solutions in the commercial vehicle industry. We are delighted to present yet another product with innovation in alternate fuel technologies, to cater to the need for a greener country. The use of Bio-CNG will contribute in a positive manner to the Smart Cities proposition of keeping them clean and is a good option for wet garbage management,” said Girish Waugh, Head, Commercial Vehicles Business, Tata Motors.