New Delhi/Hyderabad, December 27, 2018: In a move to combat the increasing pollution levels in the capital city of India, the State Government of Delhi today initiated the trials of zero emission and noise free Olectra-BYD’s 12 Meter electric bus – eBuzz K9 with a 35+1 (Driver) seating capacity. The state-of-the-art ‘Make in India’ eBuzz K9 from Olectra-BYD was flagged off by the Transport Minister of Delhi Mr. Kailash Gahlot from Delhi Secretariat. These trials, which will be conducted for 3 months, will enable the authorities to evaluate the efficiency and competency of the buses in the standard road conditions of Delhi. Under an endeavor to promote usage of zero-emission Electric Vehicles, Delhi government aims to induct Electric Buses in the Public Transport system.
According to a study from the World Health Organization, 9 out of every 10 people in the world breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants and kills 7 million people each year. It further highlighted that air pollution is mainly responsible for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), causing 24% of all adult deaths from heart disease, 25% from stroke, 43% from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and 29% from lung cancer.
On the occasion of flagging off of the electric buses, Mr. N. Naga Satyam, Executive Director – Olectra Greentech Limited commented, “As a part of our commitment to contribute to the efforts of ensuring a healthy environment to the public, these Delhi trials is yet another step towards conversion of fossil fueled vehicles to a zero-emission transport option. Olectra BYD buses are proven successful in all the terrains across the country. Olectra-BYD is the only one player in India which has its electric buses commercially running in 4 states and we aim to continue our leadership in the eBus segment.”
eBuzz K9 model is driven by a formidable Lithium-ion Iron Phosphate battery providing an unmatched ability of running upto 300 KMs on a single recharge. Olectra-BYD buses are designed and manufactured under a strategic tie-up between Olectra Greentech Ltd and BYD Auto Industry Co. Ltd – world’s largest electric vehicle company.
The Electric Buses from Olectra-BYD has already been commercially running in Himachal Pradesh, Mumbai, Telangana and Kerala proving its durability and ability to run on terrains and traffic conditions of all kinds. Olectra-BYD buses have completed more than 5,00,000 Kmson Indian roads and have reduced CO2 emissions up to 524 tonnes till now which would have required 2,619 trees instead.