Olec­tra elec­tric bus at Sabri­mala

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Ker­ala State Road Trans­port Cor­po­ra­tion (KSRTC) de­ployed the Olec­tra eBuzz K7 bus at Sabri­mala for the trans­porta­tion of the pil­grims. A zero emis­sion and noise less elec­tric bus, the K7 is nine-me­ter long. Prov­ing it­self by suc­cess­fully ply­ing for over one year at a high al­ti­tude be­tween Kullu-Manali-Ro­htang Pass route in Hi­machal Pradesh, the air-con­di­tioned bus, man­u­fac­tured in In­dia by Olec­tra in a strate­gic tie-up with BYD Auto In­dus­try Co. Ltd., China, runs on Lithium-ion (Li-ion) bat­tery pack. The pack en­ables a travel range of up to 250 km on a sin­gle charge, based on traf­fic con­di­tions. Equipped with a re­gen­er­a­tive brak­ing sys­tem, the bus has its bat­tery charged by a high-power AC charg­ing sys­tem. The sys­tem en­ables the bat­tery to fully recharge in two to three hours. The elec­tron­i­cally con­trolled air sus­pen­sion en­sures a com­fort­able ride. Olec­tra has com­pleted more than 4,00,000 kms on In­dian roads and have re­duced CO2 emis­sions up to 419 tonnes till now which would have re­quired 2,095 trees in­stead.

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