Feb 282014

India's first electric bus

Ramalinga Reddy, Transport minister has launched BMTC India’s First Electric Bus at BMTC Central Office, in Bangalore.

According to the report, The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) unveiled the country’s first electric bus in a “cleaner” attempt to ease its mass transport requirements.

The 12-metre-long air-conditioned ‘e-bus’ can accommodate 32 people, including the driver and a wheelchair occupant, and can travel 250 km on a single charge of four to six hours. The BMTC will use the electric bus on a trial basis for three months and, based on the success of the operations, it will be expanding the services.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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