Eicher Trucks & Buses has launched its first zero-emission smart electric bus in India. The company’s electric buses have been developed in collaboration with KPIT Technologies and will integrate the latter’s indigenously developed Revolo tech.
The system consists of an electric motor, electric motor controller, a battery pack and a battery management system. It is claimed to regenerate 36% of the energy resulting in a consumption of 0.8 units/km. The total range on single charge with air-conditioning is claimed to be 177 km.
The Pro E is based on the Skyline Pro platform. It will be built at Eicher’s manufacturing facility in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The Skyline Pro E is 9 meters in length and has air-conditioning. The bus comes with a top-up charger as well. The Revolo powered buses will be compatible with on-board Wi-Fi and app based ticketing services.
Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles said, “The country is at the cusp of a new revolution in transportation, and it is our endeavor to provide India with the best mobility solutions. Together with KPIT Technologies Ltd., we bring our core competencies of a strong bus platform and indigenous technology to build the right products for the market. This further reinforces commitment to usher in modernization in the CV industry. The Smart Electric Skyline Pro E buses are certified to ply on Indian roads and we are confident they will bring great value to commuters, city transportation corporations and other organisations in this ecosystem.