40 JBM Eco-Life 100% electric air-conditioned city buses flagged off
Date: 16 Aug 2021
the occasion of the 75th Independence Day of India, 40 JBM Eco-Life electric
buses were flagged off from Indrapuri Urban Health Centre by Kirit Parmar,
Chief Mayor of Ahmedabad.
These buses shall operate under the existing BRTS
scheme by Ahmedabad Janmarg Ltd (AJL).This is the second batch of buses that
have been inducted in addition to the previous 50 buses that were rolled out in
electric bus, a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV), manufactured by JBM Auto saves
around 1000 equivalent tons of carbon dioxide and 350,000 litres of diesel over
10 years of operation. This is a huge evolution from how public transportation
operates in India.
powered by fast charging lithium-ion batteries, can run up to 250 kms per day
with opportunity charging, depending on the city’s traffic conditions. These
buses are equipped with all modern features like Real Time Passenger
Information System (PIS), Panic Buttons for emergency, Automatic Bus Vehicle
Location System, CCTV cameras, public address system, Stop request buttons to
name a few.
Auto has commissioned a state-of- the-art end to end e-mobility ecosystem at
the Vastral depot which includes the buses, charging infrastructure, power
infrastructure and maintenance as a complete solution. The company has
installed fast charging station that will facilitate seamless bus operation
across the city. JBM has also provisioned high-tech power infrastructure and
energy management system for efficient monitoring and control.
Time Passenger Information System shall keep the location of the bus updated
for the passengers traveling in the bus. Safety features such as CCTV cameras
have been installed inside the bus that will aid in the uninterrupted
surveillance of activities inside the buses. Passengers can use the stop
request button to alert the driver to stop the bus at the upcoming bus stop.JBM
Eco-Life bus incorporates other utility features such as Vehicle Health
Monitoring System, Fire Detection & Suppression System, public address