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Olectra Greentech electric buses deployed in Hyderabad, India [free access]

September 10, 2018

The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) has deployed the first lot of five electric buses manufactured by the India-based Olectra Greentech (formerly known as Goldstone Infratech) in Hyderabad. The buses have been supplied under a contract secured by the company to supply 40 buses. The schedule of the delivery of the remaining buses has not been announced yet.

 

Olectra Greentech has manufactured the buses in India under a strategic tie-up with China-based BYD Auto. The buses are 12 metres long and are equipped with lithium-ion batteries which can cover a distance of 250 km in a single charge. They can be fully charged in a period of five hours.

 

The government of India has provided a subsidy of INR10 million for each bus under the Faster Adoption & Manufacturing of (hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME-I) programme.

 

(1 INR [Indian Rupee] = 0.01 USD)