Hyderabad,12 September 2019: Taking a step towards extending the support and offering convenience to women, Nagpur Municipal Corporation launched India’s First Electric Buses fleet for Women in Public Transportation service under its ‘Tejaswini’ initiative. The state-of-the-art 9-meter long Electric buses from Hyderabad based Olectra-BYD- a leader in eBus mobility in the country –were flagged off by Mrs. Nanda Jichkar – Mayor of Nagpur. The other eminent dignitaries present on the occasion were, Mr. Abhijit Bangar, Nagpur Municipal Commissioner, and Mr. Anand Swaroop, COO – Olectra, amongst others. Olectra-BYD is also the first EV company to achieve the coveted milestone of crossing 5 Million KMs cumulatively driven by its eBuses under commercial operations in Himachal Pradesh, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kerala and Pune – a testimony to its quality and sturdiness.
With the increasing number of women joining the workforce and majority of the rest also becoming independent in their travel requirements, the need for the resources also goes up to cater to the larger community. Since transport is a key requirement, therefore, taking a lead to ensure a hassle free and convenient ride, Nagpur Municipal Corporation launched these 5 Electric Buses. These buses are expected to benefit around 1 Lac women passengers every month in this zero-emission public transport. On an average, running of these 5 eBuses will result in huge reduction in Carbon emissions to the tune of 13 Lac tons of CO2, avoids using 4 Lac liters of diesel saving significant costs on fuel each year by NMC and equivalent to planting 6,500 trees.
During the launch of these eBuses for women, Mr. Anand Swaroop, Chief Operating Officer – Olectra said, “Olectra is proud to
be an enabler of this initiative to promote more women participation in all
avenues in the country. The Olectra-BYD buses are fully equipped to offer a
variety of facilities which are required by women in a bus. Olectra-BYD eBuses are
a result of our extensive R&D supplemented with latest technology which
have proven their quality by covering 5 Million KMs across many cities in the
eBuzz K7 – Women Friendly Facilities
These 9-meter long Air-conditioned buses from Olectra-BYD exclusively for the women passengers comes with several facilities offering a convenient ride. The low floor of the bus ensures a women passenger to conveniently getting up or down from the bus. eBuzz K7 also has 3 CCTV camera inside offering safety and a dustbin for disposing used diapers for the mothers travelling with a child. The noise less travel IN Olectra-BYD eBuses also makes it convenient for the mother to ensure an uninterrupted peaceful sleep for the child. The bus with a capacity of 32+1 (Driver) seats with an electronically controlled air suspension will offer a comfortable ride to the passengers. The lithium-ion (Li-ion) Battery installed in the bus enables it to travel up to 200 KMs in a single charge based on traffic conditions. The high-power fast AC charging system enables the battery to get fully recharged within 2-3 hours. eBuzz K 7 is also equipped to offer protections from short circuit, over temperature function and Lightening to ensure a safe ride to the passengers.
With this deployment, Olectra-BYD is currently operating the country’s largest fleet of Electric Busesfor commercial operations across the country covering 6 Cities in 4 states.