PMI Electro Mobility, India’s largest electric bus company, announced the delivery of its 1,000th electric bus, becoming the first company in the country to achieve this milestone. Delivered under the FAME II scheme, PMI’s 1,000th electric bus was flagged off by Union Minister of Heavy Industries, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, and Minister of State of Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar.
PMI Electro Mobility’s 1,000th electric bus, delivered to the Directorate of Transport, Uttar Pradesh, will strengthen the company’s presence in India and contribute significantly to the government’s goal of achieving zero carbon emissions. With this, PMI has further cemented its leadership position in the electric bus segment.
Naga Satyam, Director, PMI Electro Mobility, said, “PMI Electro Mobility was established with the objective of helping India achieve clean mobility and we are actively contributing to the country’s journey towards sustainability. We are proud to become the first manufacturer to deliver 1,000 electric buses in the country, providing an increasing number of people with the option of environment-friendly public transportation system. This is a testament to our manufacturing and technological prowess, and is reflective of our commitment to developing a robust electrified public transportation system in India. With this 1000th milestone achieved, PMI Electro Mobility will be looking forward to making further contributions towards a greener future through upcoming projects.”
Each PMI electric bus can save 28,000 kg of CO2 every year, translating to an overall reduction of around 3.4 lakh tons of CO2 by the fleet of 1,000 e-buses over an average contractual period of 12 years. This is a considerable reduction in carbon footprint as compared to a conventional diesel-powered bus that emits around 100 tons of greenhouse gases annually.
“With a fleet of 1,000 electric buses running across 26 cities in India, PMI’s contribution to reducing environmental pollution has been significant. And with almost no downtime, our electric buses offer travellers reliable services, thereby not only easing mobility needs for consumers but also supporting state transport undertakings (STUs) in their drive to adopt electric mobility”, Satyam added.
PMI Electro Mobility’s e-buses are running across varied terrains in 26 cities, including Delhi, Shimla, Rajkot, Bhubaneswar, Lucknow, Kolkata, Agra, Mangalore, Prayagraj, and Ladakh. The buses come equipped with a raft of safety systems such as RTMS (real-time monitoring system) and CCTV cameras to ensure a safe ride for the passengers. And provisions such as air suspension ensure that the e-buses ably negotiate difficult road conditions and offer a comfortable ride.
A make-in-India company, PMI Electro Mobility has a manufacturing plant in Dharuhera, Haryana, and is in the processes of setting up another manufacturing unit in Pune, Maharashtra. With an aim to promote localisation, the company also has a battery assembly plant solely operated by women employees.
For the successful running of buses, PMI Electro has also developed electric bus depots to the capacity of 44 MW, more than that developed by any other e-bus player in the country. These depots, besides offering charging support to the vehicles, also comprise dedicated maintenance and service bays.
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