Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 (IECurrentAffairs) In a first of its kind move, the Sabarimala pilgrims will be now able to travel in Zero Emission and noise less Electric Buses belonging to Olectra – BYD, a leading player in Electric Public Transport System.
3eBuzz K9 model, which has been successfully plying for over a year at a high altitude between Kullu-Manali-Rohtang Pass route in Himachal Pradesh, proving its durability to run in all kind of terrains, will now start its commercial operations in the southern state under Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC).
The buses were flagged off by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. These Buses are manufactured in India by Olectra Greentech (Formerly Goldstone Infratech) in a strategic tie-up with BYD Auto Industry Company Limited – a world’s largest electric vehicle company.
The 9-Meter Air-Conditioned low floor buses having a capacity of 32+1 (Driver) seats will ensure a comfortable ride to the pilgrims.
The lithium-ion (Li-ion) Battery installed in the bus enables it to travel up to 250 KMs in a single charge based on traffic conditions.
The technologically advanced eBuzz K7 has a regenerative braking system which enables the bus to recover part of the kinetic energy lost in braking.
The high-power AC charging system enables the battery to get fully recharged in between 2-3 hours. It has Electronically controlled air suspension to ensure a comfortable travel.
eBuzz K 7 is also equipped to offer protection from Short circuit, Over temperature function and Lightening to ensure a safe ride to the passengers.