Olectra-Evey Trans gets order for electric buses
Olectra Greentech and Evey Trans Private Limited (EVEY), the electric mobility leader and pioneer in electric bus manufacturing, has received an order for the supply of 150 electric buses under FAME-II scheme of Government of India.
Hyderabad: Olectra Greentech and Evey Trans Private Limited (EVEY), the electric mobility leader and pioneer in electric bus manufacturing, has received an order for the supply of 150 electric buses under FAME-II scheme of Government of India.
Accroding to the letter received by the company from Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd (PMPL), the supply of the electric buses will be on Gross Cost Contract (GCC) / OPEX model basis for 10-12 years during the contract period, a media release here stated.
Evey Trans will procure these 150 electric buses from Olectra Greentech, which shall be delivered over a period of 12 months. The maintenance of these buses shall also be undertaken by the company during the contract period.
With this new order, the total electric buses to be delivered by Olectra Greentech Limited (OGL) against above and earlier orders are over 900 buses. The order for 150 buses is part of recently announced L-1 bidder for 353 buses (disclosed on December 16).
Expressessing happiness over the receipt of the order, Sharat Chandra, CEO & CFO, Olectra Greentech Limited said, "We are happy to announce that, we have bagged 150 electric buses of 12 meters from Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal (PMPL). OGL/EVEY is already operating 150 buses in Pune and with this new order, the fleet size will be 300 electric buses, which is highest in the country. This is a proud moment for both OGL &EVEY Trans."
Detailing the features of the bus, the release stated that these 12-Meter Air-Conditioned buses have a seating capacity of 33, plus a wheelchair for differently-abled and elderl. The bus sports an electronically controlled air suspension to ensure a comfortable ride to the passengers.
The other facilities include, CCTV cameras to ensure the safety of the commuters, emergency button, USB sockets for mobile charging. The lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery installed in the bus enables it to travel more than 200 KMs on a single charge based on traffic conditions.
The technologically advanced electric bus has a regenerative braking system which allows the bus to recover part of the kinetic energy lost in braking. The high-power charging system enables the battery to get fully recharged in between 2-5 hours. It has Electronically controlled air suspension to ensure comfortable travel, the release added.
Established in 2000, Olectra Greentech Limited (a public listed company), part of MEIL Group, pioneered the introduction of electric buses in India in 2015. It is also the largest manufacturer in India for Silicone Rubber/Composite Insulators for power transmission and distribution networks.