Elec­tric Buses

Southasia - - BRIEFS -

In In­dia, Ben­galuru is go­ing to be the first city to launch bus trans­port op­er­a­tions us­ing a fleet of elec­tric buses. Hav­ing trial-launched the coun­try’s first elec­tric bus in 2014, the Ban­ga­lore Metropoli­tan Trans­port Cor­po­ra­tion (BMTC) has fi­nally de­cided to in­duct a fleet of some 150 pol­lu­tion-free elec­tric buses, be­cause of their lower op­er­a­tional and main­te­nance cost com­pared to petrol, diesel or CNG ve­hi­cles. An­nu­ally, an elec­tric bus pre­vents up to 25 tonnes of car­bon diox­ide emis­sion, while the an­nual profit of op­er­at­ing an elec­tric bus is Rs 37 lakh com­pared to Rs 20 lakh earned by a diesel bus.

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