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