50 Midi (9m) electric city buses launched from Vastral BRTS Depot
ECO-LIFE had been completely localized to meet the FAME-II guidelines
Bengaluru: 50 JBM ECO-LIFE electric buses were launched today by Shri Vijay Rupani Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat from Vastral BRTS Depot virtually via web conferencing. Hon’ble Home Minister of Gujarat Shri Pradipsinh Jadeja presided over the launch ceremony himself at the Depot. This is the first batch of 50 buses out of a total of 180 buses that JBM Auto will be supplying to Ahmedabad city. The bus service has been rolled out under the BRTS scheme by Ahmedabad Janmarg Limited. AJL is a 100 % subsidiary of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.
ECO-LIFE electric bus, a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV), manufactured by JBM Auto Ltd. will save around 1000 equivalent tons of carbon dioxide and 350,000 litres of diesel over 10 years of operation.
This is a huge evolution from how public transportation operates in India. ECO-LIFE, powered by fast charging lithium-ion batteries, can run UPTO 250 Kms. Per day with opportunity charging, depending on the city’s traffic conditions.
These buses are equipped with all modern features like Real Time Passenger Information System (PIS), Panic Buttons for emergency, Automatic Bus Vehicle Location System, CCTV cameras, public address system, Stop request buttons to name a few.