Olectra - BYD, a leading
player in electric buses, has announced that its eBuzz K9 electric buses have
been put under Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) commercial
service. The first lot of five zero-emission electric buses (eBuzz K 9 model ) was
flagged off on September 5, 2018.
These buses are part of
contract for deployment of 40 AC electric buses which TSRTC has awarded on
Gross Cost Contract basis to Olectra-BYD. The balance 35 electric buses shall
be deployed in due course. The passengers travelling to airport would now be
able to travel in an eco-friendly and noiseless comfortable vehicle. 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 Department of Heavy
Industry, under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric
vehicles in India (FAME-I) scheme has provided a subsidy of Rs 1 crore for each
bus to the Telangana State.
The 12-Meter Air-Conditioned
low floor buses having a capacity of 39+1 (Driver) seats will ply from
different locations in the city to the Hyderabad International Airport.
Supported by Kneeling Mechanism, these buses provide convenience to
specially-abled and senior citizens while boarding or getting down from the
The lithium-ion (Li-ion)
Battery installed in the bus enables it to travel up to 250 plus kms on a
single charge. It also has regenerative braking system which enables the bus to
recover part of the kinetic energy lost in braking. The battery can be fully
recharged in between 4-5 hours. It has electronically controlled air suspension
to ensure a comfortable travel. To address the safety requirements, eBuzz K 9
is equipped to offer protection from short circuit, over temperature function
Mol Cy, an independent
manufacturer of trucks, trailers and refuse collection vehicles, has delivered
its HF5066 extra heavy haulage truck to Hong Kong. Powered by the 550 hp Cummins ISX15 engine,
the vehicle has been purpose-built for heavy-haulage duties. The vehicle
features a fully automatic Allison six speed transmission with overdrive, 5
road-going ratios and one crawler gear plus two ratios in the transfer box, all
of which provides an exceptional range of gear ratios and mobility out of the
Including the ballast box, the
truck has a curb weight of 52 tons. Its maximum geared road speed is 55 km/h
and it can pull a gross combination weight of 400 tons at level ground and 230
tons at 15% gradient.
Push and pull tow bar couplers
are fitted at the front and rear of the tractor for towing and pushing the
extra heavy haulage trailers. The new tractor will work together with existing
Faun Koloss tractors; they will be coupled up in series to perform the extra
heavy haulage movement activities such as plant equipment and transformers
When the challenge becomes too
difficult for mass-produced trucks, then MOL CY comes into play. The company is
participating in the IAA 2018 fair in Hannover. It will show première a new MOL
Heavy Duty Truck, the biggest truck ever built by the company. A press
conference will be held on the MOL booth G90 in the outdoors area at 12:00 to
12.25 on Thursday, September 20, 2018. The event will include a truck
Cummins ISX15, 550 Hp (410
kW) Euro 5 with compression brake
Automatic, 4700 series, 6
speeds FWD and 1 REV, Integral torque convertor and retarder
Kessler VG2500, 2 speeds
Kessler, 81 series; load
capacity 12 tons, planetary hub reduction
Kessler, 91 series; load
capacity 2x20 tons, planetary hub reduction
14.00R24 single-mounted in
the front and dual at the rear
400 tons at level ground,
230 tons at a gradient of 15%
LxWxH: 9.300x2.800x3.800 mm
Tyres, a leader in the commercial vehicle tyre space in India, has introduced
the XT-100HD, the most advanced cross ply lug tyre that offers the best of
both, load carrying capacity and mileage, while ensuring the most durable
casing in the industry.
product has been introduced for the Indian market on popular demand from the
customers and business partners, who were already using/ selling the company’s
best-in-class mileage tyres and the ones with the highest load carrying
capacity in the cross-ply segment.
replacement market in India is still going strong on cross ply tyres, with
almost a 50:50 split between radial and cross ply, Apollo Tyres has introduced
this technologically advanced product to carry moderate loads in regional
haulage and mixed applications in the drive position. Being produced at
company’s facility in Vadodara, Gujarat, these tyres have been extensively
tested on customers’ vehicles in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh. The
performance of XT-100HD, in these road tests, have been far superior to the key
competition in this segment.
tyre comes with a heavy-duty casing with a new high strength nylon fabric that
offers the best in class load carrying capacity. The durability of the casing
has also been enhanced with the new heat ageing resistant compound and tyre
cavity (HEART) technology, which ensures cooler running of tyres and withstands
all applications, offering the best residual casing for retreadability.
tread has been designed using the company’s in-house Modular Matrix Tread (MMT)
technology, with reinforced compounds and high tread rubber mass, that delivers
the highest mileage in its segment.
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