Eicher electric bus
VE Commercial Vehicles has introduced electric buses under its Eicher brand. Developed by integrating KPIT’s ‘Revolo’ electrification technology, the electric bus range is based on the company’s versatile Skyline Pro platform. Produced at the Pithampur facility of the company, the electric bus range includes a 9 m Skyline Pro E bus that was recently unveiled by the company. Offering a range of 177 kms on a single charge, the air-conditioned bus is equipped with best-in-class transport system. Generating up to 36 per cent of energy, which leads to less than 0.8 electricity units per km, the bus complies to the highest safety standards, including ‘Nail Penetration’ test for batteries. Provided with a top-up charger for en-route charging, the bus is claimed to operate at lower voltage. The ability to operate at lower voltage is said to have resulted in the bus having a smallest possible battery as part of a modular system that is designed to work under Indian conditions.