an electric vehicle manufacturing & technology company, and a subsidiary of
Pinnacle Industries, has launched a 9-metre pure electric and zero-emission
bus, EKA E9. The E9, EKA’s first battery-electric bus, features a new
streamlined vehicle design, maximized power and range due to its monocoque
stainless steel chassis and complete composite structure.
a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) lower than existing Internal Combustion engine powered
buses, EKA E9 promises to deliver sustainability and profitability to all
bus was unveiled by Aaditya Thackeray, Minister of Tourism, Environment &
Protocol, Maharashtra, and Dr. Sudhir Mehta, Chairman, EKA & Pinnacle
Industries Limited at The Pune Alternate Fuel Conclave (AFC), an initiative of
the Government of Maharashtra, organised by Maharashtra Industrial Development
Corporation (MIDC) and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), in
association with Maratha Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture
E9 comes with both front and rear air suspension with ECAS. With 2500 mm width,
31+D +Wheelchair (equipped with wheelchair ramp), the bus offers ample space
for passenger (seating + standing) movement. The low entry / exit steps are
ergonomically designed with kneeling features withlowest 650 mm floor height,
making them extremely comfortable & accessible for the elderly, children,
women & specially abled passengers.
enhanced ergonomics in driver’s cockpit, auto-drive feature, power-assisted
with tilting and telescopic steering and all in one central console, provides
riders and drivers with a smoother riding experience.
far, the most aesthetically designed commercial vehicle, EKA E9 features a
smiley front layout, stylish waver side panel and bigger glasses for panoramic
views, giving it a more welcoming & futuristic appeal. EKA E9 is powered by
an electric motor that generates maximum power of 200 KW and torque of 2500 NM,
offering faster acceleration, more horsepower, greater traction power,
industry-leading reliability, along with 17% gradeability to can tackle any
terrain and a regenerative braking system.
an advance chemistry powerful Li-Ion battery suitable for city operation, the
battery system is safe, durable, and efficient. EKA E9 is also equipped with a
vehicle control unit software designed in-house, with an integrated strategy
for vehicle features.
the lightweight stainless steel monocoque chassis, the bus boasts phenomenal
structural strength & durability, the composite body panels being
rust-free, unlike traditional buses. EKA E9’s best in class safety features
include Front and Rear Disc Brakes with EBS, CCS2 protocol fast charger, 4
Cameras, Emergency stop button, Fire extinguisher, Automatic Driver assistance
system (ADAS). Designed with lowest centre of gravity, EKA E9 ensures stability
at high speeds and turns and is easy todrive in the crowded and congested city
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