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Bengaluru - Leading the electrification revolution in India.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore)

City Leader Worshipful Mayor R Sampath Raj

Bengaluru joins the C40 Cities Finance Facility in the second phase to help realise their low carbon and climate resilient projects.  As cities around the world take advantage of the ever more accessible and affordable e-bus options coming onto the market, Bangalore can act as an example to cities across India of how to deliver clean and affordable transportation to the city while reucing the cities dependence on fossil fuels. 

Bengaluru joins the C40 Cities Finance Facility in the second phase to help realise their low carbon and climate resilient projects.  As cities around the world take advantage of the ever more accessible and affordable e-bus options coming onto the market, Bangalore can act as an example to cities across India of how to deliver clean and affordable transportation to the city while reucing the cities dependence on fossil fuels. 

  • Project Scale Procurement of the city's first 100 electric buses
  • Population of Bengaluru 10.46 million
  • Project Objective Acquire 100 electric buses to reduce pollution in the city Build the business case to transition the entire bus fleet to electric.

The citizens of Bangalore will soon breathe cleaner air and significantly contribute to the environmental action in the city as BMTC begins upgrading its bus fleet from diesel to electric. The C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF) will help the city to kickstart the transition by supporting the city to build the economic case to purchase the first 100 buses. The buses in the initial phase will be introduced along one or more routes from the city to the international airport. Implementing this project successfully would speed up Bangalore’s transition to a cleaner public transport, with significant climate and health benefits for its residents.

Amount saved per day in fuel costs by electrifying the entire bus fleet

$ 700,000
$ 0

Metric Tonnes of CO2 eliminated by electrifying the entire bus fleet

140
0

The city is leading the project’s planning and implementation, while the CFF will be providing the following support over the next two years:

  • Dedicated technical advisor based within the city administration;
  • Financing the feasibility studies needed to make the project bankable;
  • Structuring a scalable business model to transition all buses within the city;
  • A technology analysis to ensure the right technology for the city;
  • Development of technical capacity and knowledge in the city administration.
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