Eicher Trucks & Buses,
part of VE Commercial Vehicles, has introduced zero emission smart electric
buses, marking its entry in the growing electric bus segment in India. VE
Commercial Vehicles will integrate KPIT Technologies’ indigenously developed
electrification technology, ‘Revolo’, on its industry leading bus platform -
Salient Features of Eicher Skyline Pro -E Smart Electric Bus
• Zero Emission
• Range of 177 kms on a
single charge with AC
• Best-in-class intelligent
• 9 metres long,
• 36% regeneration leading
to less than 0.8 electricity units/km
• Compliant to highest
safety standards, including ‘Nail Penetration’ test for batteries
• Top Up Charger for enroute
Manufactured at VECV’s manufacturing
facility in Indore, Madhya Pradesh Eicher Skyline Pro buses offer advanced safety,
comfort and efficiency. The new electric, Skyline Pro E bus adds to the
successful Skyline Pro range and marks a significant move in the company’s
direction to build smart and sustainable transportation solutions for India. Revolo
is an innovative versatile technology that can be applied to a large range of
buses and other vehicle designs. It has been designed by KPIT, a global
technology company working in automotive and mobility solutions. Revolo has a
unique architecture which allows it to operate on a lower voltage. It also does
significant regeneration to have the maximum possible range with the smallest
possible battery. The system is modular
and designed for Indian conditions.
The electrification technology
and the buses are being developed in India. Commenting on this milestone
development, Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles said, “The
country is at the cusp of a new revolution in transportation, and it is our
endeavor to provide India with the best mobility solutions. Together with KPIT
Technologies Ltd., we bring our core competencies of a strong bus platform and
indigenous technology to build the right products for the market. This further
reinforces commitment to usher in modernization in the CV industry. The Smart
Electric Skyline Pro E buses are certified to ply on Indian roads and we are
confident they will bring great value to commuters, city transportation
corporations and other organisations in this ecosystem. Our pan India network
of dealerships and service stations will provide all the necessary service
support and maintenance for operating these electric buses efficiently”
He further said, “The shift to
electric vehicle technology is opening up a number of opportunities for the
economy. It is a viable solution to India’s depleting air quality and
increasing dependencies on traditional fuel resources. Along with the supporting
policy framework, it will bring in positive implications across environment,
social and economic parameters.”
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