5 cool electric buses that can be spotted on Indian roads

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Electric buses are the face of advanced public transport that people and the environment deserve. India has already taken the first step towards the success of this enterprise.

Indian roads are gradually being taken over by cleaner and more efficient electric vehicles. The rise of electric vehicles in India is certainly a boon given the high fuel prices and increasing global warming. Taking this effort a step further, the Indian government has also introduced electric buses in some cities and it has become quite common to spot an electric bus on Indian roads.

Here are 5 cool electric buses that you can easily find in India.

Bus Tata Starbus Urban 9 / 12m

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Tata motors is the leader in the electric bus market with its AC Tata Starbus Urban 9 / 12m bus. It is a technologically advanced vehicle equipped with a 186 kWh L-ipn battery that produces 145 kW of constant power and a maximum power of 245 kW. It has a massive range of 150 kilometers and a special regenerative braking system improves the efficiency of this vehicle. The AC Tata Starbus Urban 9 / 12m bus has a top speed of 75 kilometers per hour.

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Ashok Leyland S Circuit

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Ashok Leyland is a household name in the commercial vehicle industry. The Ashok Leyland Circuit S electric bus is equipped with a 500 Kwh battery which offers a range of 50 kilometers on a single charge. This bus features rapid battery exchange technology that allows for a quick battery change in under 2 minutes at any Sun Mobile battery station in town. The bus has a capacity of 30 passengers plus D and is relatively light.

OlectraC9

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It has become very common to spot an electric OLECTRA bus on Indian roads. The company has a major contract to manufacture electric buses in India and manufactures high-end commercial buses. The OLECTRA electric bus has an enormous range of 250 to 300 kilometers per charge. The Olectra C9 is powered by two 180 kW L-ion electric motors capable of generating 3000 Nm of torque and up to 480 hp. The battery can be fully recharged in 2-3 hours with fast charging. It can accommodate 45 to 49 passengers at a time and is a perfect bus for long distance travel.

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JBM Eco-Life Electric

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The JBM Eco-Life electric bus is India’s first 100% electric bus. This bus is powered by an L-ion battery which offers a very good range of around 250 kilometers per charge. The bus is equipped with an electric motor which produces 80 to 160 kWh of power. It takes 2-3 hours to be fully charged with fast charging. This bus is full of features such as CCTV cameras, stop request button, panic button for emergencies, etc.

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Olectra eBuzz K6 LuXe

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Olectra Greentech Limited launched this 7 meter electric minibus in 2018. It is the first of its kind to be made in India. The Olectra eBuzz K6 LuXe is powered by a 180 kWh motor that produces up to 1800 Nm of torque. The L-ion battery provides a maximum range of 200 kilometers per charge. It is also equipped with regenerative braking which improves the overall efficiency of the vehicle. It has a top speed of 80 kilometers per hour and the battery can be fully recharged in 3-4 hours with fast charging.

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Electric buses are not only impressive in their capacity and power, but also in the amount of pollution they will reduce. The future is cleaner and greener with such public transport.

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