There is good news for the pilgrims of Sabarimala in Kerala. They can now travel in zero emission and noise less electric buses from Olectra - BYD, a leading player in electric public transport system.
The eBuzz K7 model, which has been successfully plying for over one year at a
high altitude between Kullu-Manali-Rohtang Pass route in Himachal Pradesh,
proving its durability to run in all kind of terrains, will now start its
commercial operations in the southern state under Kerala State Road Transport
These electric buses are
manufactured in India by Olectra Greentech (Formerly Goldstone Infratech) in a
strategic tie-up with BYD Auto Industry Co. Ltd – world’s largest electric
vehicle company. The 9-metre air-conditioned low floor buses have a capacity of
32+1 (Driver) seats. The lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery installed in the bus
enables it to travel up to 250 km in a single charge based on traffic
The eBuzz K7 has a
regenerative braking system which enables the bus to recover part of the
kinetic energy lost in braking. The high-power AC charging system enables the
battery to get fully recharged in between 2-3 hours. It has electronically
controlled air suspension to ensure a comfortable travel. The eBuzz K 7 is also
equipped to offer protection from short circuit, high temperatures and
lightning to ensure a safe ride to the passengers.
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