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BYD/Goldstone and Tata setting up E-buses in India

Via Electrive |

byd-midi-bus-k7uIndia has moved on making a decision for the manufacturers which will provide the electric buses for the planned fleets of 520 vehicles in ten Indian cities. The major winners of the bid were the joint venture between BYD and Goldstone, who will deliver 290 electric buses, and Tata Motors who will provide 190.

40 more electric buses will be provided by Ashok Leyland, while Mahindra, Eicher Motors and JBM Solaris went home empty handed. A further 700 buses are designated for Delhi, but the bidding process has not begun yet.

According to The Economic Times, competitors have complained that the orders were so small, that they might not be profitable. This comes alongside the distinction that the vehicles will be sold at 30% under market value. Tata Motors, in particular, supposedly played the bid as low as possible. In general the prices for the buses vary heavily, according to insiders.

BYD sorted out contracts with Bangalore,


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