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JBM Solaris launches electric bus series, India [free access]

February 7, 2018

JBM Solaris Electric Vehicles Limited (JBM Solaris), a joint-venture (JV) of JBM Auto and Solaris Bus and Coach SA, has launched electric bus series called 'Eco- Life' in India. The buses are expected to be deployed by the end of 2018.


The estimated cost of each bus is between INR20-30 million. The buses will be powered by fast charging lithium batteries and can travel up to 200 km on a single charge. The lithium batteries can be charged through a pantograph as well as through a plug-in charging system.


The buses will have various features including a passenger information system (PIS), global-positioning system (GPS) connectivity, vehicle health monitoring system, battery management system and fire detection capability.


(1 INR [Indian Rupee] = 0.02 USD)