Very soon, Eicher Trucks & Buses is entering into the electric bus segment since the commercial vehicle marker is now set to introduce its first electric bus in India. Based on the Skyline pro platform of Eicher, these new electrified and eco-friendly buses feature electrification technology being developed by Revolo and KPT Technologies. Electrification technology is none other than a modular system used in a variety of cars and buses. And the electric powertrain boasts of an electric motor, battery pack, electric motor controller, and even a battery management system. As the latest manufacturer, Eicher has joined this young segment with limited players like China’s BYD.
An indigenous technology with a powerful platform:
Since the country will be at the horn of a new revolution in terms of transportation, it is the endeavor of Eicher to offer India with the best-ever mobility solutions. By joining hands with KPIT technologies, Eicher bring their core competency of an indigenous technology with a strong bus platform so as to make the right products for today’ s market. These smart electric buses are certified before plying on the Indian roads. It is very assured that these skyline pro E buses would offer great value to city transportation corporations, commuters, and other organizations exist in this ecosystem. To operate these electric buses easily and effectively, Eicher’s network of service stations and dealerships will offer almost all the essential service support as well as maintenance to all across the country.
Skyline Pro E buses are environmental-friendly in nature:
More than that, the shift to this new electric vehicle technology will surely open up a wide range of opportunities for the Indian economy. It will become a viable solution to country’s exhausting air quality and also increasing dependencies on conventional fuel resources. In addition to encouraging policy framework, it would have positive impacts on the social, economic, and environmental parameter. Partnership with Eicher Trucks & Buses will reinforce KPIT’c commitment in creating sustainable technologies, which would bring in some positive implications across our environment. With the help of their home-grown technology, the electric bus segment will escort in the new age of clean urban mobility.
Limited electricity is enough to operate these buses:
These new Eicher’s Skyline Pro E buses are manufactured at Indore with VECV’s facility. So, they are found to be the most advanced in comfort, safety, and efficiency as well. As mentioned earlier, the buses make use of Revolo technology that has been assumed to be a unique architecture, which even operates on the low voltage. Also, the technology helps in considerable regeneration of expanding the range as effectively as possible with a negligible battery. This versatile system is particularly designed for Indian road conditions. The Eicher’s Skyline Pro E buses are 9m long with air-conditioning systems all around. These e-buses are assured to give a mileage of 177 km for a single charge of AC with 36% regeneration. In other words, the buses minimally consume electricity less than 0.8 units per km. For the purpose of enroute charging, the vehicles have received a top-up charger and even met the highest safety standards such as nail penetration tests.