State Government of Delhi has initiated the trials of zero emission and noise
free Olectra-BYD 12-metre electric bus eBuzz K9 with a 35+1 (Driver) seating
capacity. The eBuzz K9 from Olectra-BYD was flagged off by the Transport
Minister of Delhi Kailash Gahlot from Delhi Secretariat.
trials, which will be conducted for three 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 zero-emission
electric vehicles, the Delhi government aims to induct electric buses in the
public transport system.
to a study from the World Health Organization, 9 out of every 10 people in the
world breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants and kills 7 million
people each year. It further highlighted that air pollution is mainly
responsible for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), causing 24% of all adult
deaths from heart disease, 25% from stroke, 43% from chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease and 29% from lung cancer.
Naga Satyam, Executive Director – Olectra Greentech Limited commented, “As a
part of our commitment to contribute to the efforts of ensuring a healthy
environment to the public, these Delhi trials is yet another step towards
conversion of fossil fueled 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 four states and we aim to continue our leadership in
the eBus segment.”
K9 model is driven by a lithium-ion iron phosphate battery providing running up
to 300 kms on a single recharge. Olectra-BYD buses are designed and
manufactured under a strategic tie-up between Olectra Greentech Ltd and BYD
Auto Industry Co. Ltd, the world’s largest electric vehicle company.
electric buses from Olectra-BYD have already been commercially running in
Himachal Pradesh, Mumbai, Telangana and Kerala proving its durability and
ability to run on different terrains and traffic conditions. Olectra-BYD buses have completed more than
5,00,000 kms on Indian roads and have reduced CO2 emissions up to 524 tonnes
till now which would have required 2,619 trees instead.