Olec­tra-BYD’s eBuzz K9 starts road trial in Delhi

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The Delhi Govern­ment has ini­ti­ated tri­als of the zero-emis­sion and noise-free Olec­tra-BYD’s 12-me­ter elec­tric bus – eBuzz K9 with 35+1 seat­ing ca­pac­ity. Flagged off by the Trans­port Min­is­ter of Delhi, Kailash Gahlot, from Delhi Sec­re­tariat, the state-of-the-art ‘Make in In­dia’ eBuzz K9 will run on route num­ber 534 be­tween Anand Vi­har ISBT and Mehrauli Ter­mi­nal. The tri­als, to 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 ze­roe­mis­sion elec­tric ve­hi­cles, the Delhi govern­ment aims to in­duct them in the pub­lic trans­port sys­tem.

N Naga Satyam, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, Olec­tra Green­tech Lim­ited, said, “As part of our com­mit­ment to con­trib­ute to the ef­forts of en­sur­ing a healthy en­vi­ron­ment to the pub­lic, this Delhi trial is yet an­other step to­wards con­ver­sion of fos­sil-fu­elled 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 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 lithium-ion Iron phos­phate bat­tery pro­vid­ing an abil­ity of run­ning up to 300km on a sin­gle recharge. Olec­traBYD 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.

Olec­tra-BYD buses have com­pleted more than 500,000 Km on In­dian roads and have re­duced CO2 emis­sions up to 524 tonne so far which would have re­quired 2,619 trees in­stead.

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