Electric vehicle adoption gets a boost on World Environment Day

Last Updated: Wed, Jun 06, 2018 12:43 hrs

[India], June 6 (ANI): In a major boost to the electric vehicle adoption in the country on World Environment Day on Tuesday, Goldstone-BYD, announced the launch as well as export of its full Electric Feeder Bus 'eBuzz K6', the first bus in this category to be manufactured in India.

The state of the art zero emission electric bus was unveiled by Ananth Geete, Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

With a distinction of being the first Electric Feeder Bus in the country, the 18 seater Goldstone-BYD eBuzz K6 zero emission electric vehicle has been aesthetically designed to offer utmost comfort to the passengers.

Goldstone-BYD's technically superior and rigorously tested electric buses incorporate advanced air suspensions offering highly comfortable rides to the commuters - be in on the smooth roads, patchy roads, hilly terrains or meandering routes. These Electric Buses are manufactured in India by Goldstone Infratech Ltd in a strategic tie-up with BYD Auto Industry Co. Ltd - world's largest electric vehicle company.

The first five of these 'eBuzz K6' buses shall be exported to Nepal before being introduced in India and later will be exported to other neighboring countries. These electric buses will serve Lumbini tourism lines.

Naga Satyam, Executive Director - Goldstone Infratech Ltd said, "Goldstone-BYD has been spearheading the electric vehicle adoption in the country. Our focus has not only been to 'Make in India' but also 'Made for India' to meet the requirements of our diversity in the landscapes and terrains of the country. We have covered significant ground in meeting the requirements of several states in the country and being the supplier of choice for Mumbai, Himachal Pradesh, Bangalore, Hyderabad, amongst other states. Our proven ability to build customized, robust, yet sophisticated electric buses with utmost passenger comfort will enable us to meet the requirements of markets abroad too."

Zhang Jie , Executive Director, BYD India., said, " we are greatly encouraged by the quality of electric buses that are being manufactured in India by Goldstone and these manufacturing facilities in India will be used for export to SAARC Countries. 'eBuzz K6' to be supplied to Nepal is a step in that direction. We are committed to making vehicles that are not only environment friendly but also help in greatly reducing the carbon footprint"

The seven-meter Air-Conditioned bus with a monocoque chassis offers power up to 180 KW and 1500 Nm torque equipped with smart air suspension system and air disc brakes which ensures smooth ride even at higher altitudes and bumpy roads. eBuzz K6 which can consistently run at 80 KM Per Hour is equipped with an advanced Li-ion Phosphate Battery ensuring longer lifetime. The bus can be driven up to 200 kms in a single charge and the battery can be quickly charged within 3-4 hours through 3 Phase AC Charging. (ANI)

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