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Ashok Leyland arm to supply electric double-decker buses in London

PTI
Published : Aug 10, 2018, 4:37 pm IST
Updated : Aug 10, 2018, 4:37 pm IST

The order is for 31 Optare Metrodecker EV double-decker buses to be bought by Metroline which will be added to London's fleet.

Hinduja Group flagship Ashok Leyland on Friday said its subsidiary Optare PLC has received order for 31 units of electric double-decker buses from Transport for London (TfL).
 Hinduja Group flagship Ashok Leyland on Friday said its subsidiary Optare PLC has received order for 31 units of electric double-decker buses from Transport for London (TfL).

New Delhi: Hinduja Group flagship Ashok Leyland on Friday said its subsidiary Optare PLC has received order for 31 units of electric double-decker buses from Transport for London (TfL).

The order is for 31 Optare Metrodecker EV double-decker buses to be bought by Metroline which will be added to London's fleet by next summer, Ashok Leyland said in a statement.

"Double-decker buses in London have been iconic and is a matter of prestige for the city. It is a moment of great pride not only for us but for our country, as our subsidiary, Optare wins such a crucial and environmentally significant order," Ashok Leyland Managing Director Vinod K Dasari said.

The company has been investing intelligently in developing e-mobility solutions for various markets, he added. "Our commitment and investment in Optare was a strategic move which will give us long-term benefits not only in terms of revenue but also in terms of developing the technology. E-mobility business for us is growing fast and Optare will play a crucial role in strengthening our leadership position globally," Dasari said.

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