Auto Expo 2018: JBM Solaris unveils 'Made in India' electric bus series Eco-Life

Feb 12, 2018, 14:51 PM IST
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Auto Expo 2018: JBM Solaris to soon launch 'Made in India' electric bus series

Auto Expo 2018: JBM Solaris to soon launch 'Made in India' electric bus series

JBM Solaris Electric Vehicles, a joint venture between India's JBM Auto and Europe's Solaris Bus & Coach SA, introduced its electric bus series 'Eco-Life' at the Auto Expo 2018.

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Auto Expo 2018: JBM Solaris to soon launch 'Made in India' electric bus series

Auto Expo 2018: JBM Solaris to soon launch 'Made in India' electric bus series

The buses will hit the Indian market in the second half of the year. 

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Auto Expo 2018: JBM Solaris to soon launch 'Made in India' electric bus series

Auto Expo 2018: JBM Solaris to soon launch 'Made in India' electric bus series

The buses, depending on the customisation, will be priced in the range of Rs 2-3 crore.

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Auto Expo 2018: JBM Solaris to soon launch 'Made in India' electric bus series

Auto Expo 2018: JBM Solaris to soon launch 'Made in India' electric bus series

The buses will be ‘Made in India’ with our proven technology, JBM Group Executive Director Nishant Arya said, adding  these will save around 960 tonnes equivalent of carbon dioxide and 3.5 lakh litres of diesel over 10 years of operation.

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Auto Expo 2018: JBM Solaris to soon launch 'Made in India' electric bus series

Auto Expo 2018: JBM Solaris to soon launch 'Made in India' electric bus series

The buses are powered by fast charging lithium batteries and can run 150-200 kms in 10-15 hours of city bus operation, depending on the traffic conditions. The lithium batteries are chargeable through pantograph as well as plug-in charging system.

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Auto Expo 2018: JBM Solaris to soon launch 'Made in India' electric bus series

Auto Expo 2018: JBM Solaris to soon launch 'Made in India' electric bus series

The buses incorporate features like passenger information system (PIS), GPS connectivity, vehicle health monitoring system, battery management system, fire detection and suppression system etc.

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Auto Expo 2018: JBM Solaris to soon launch 'Made in India' electric bus series

Auto Expo 2018: JBM Solaris to soon launch 'Made in India' electric bus series

The vehicles will be manufactured at the company’s facilities in Faridabad (Haryana) and Kosi (Uttar Pradesh). These plants have an installed capacity to manufacture 2,000 buses annually.

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