Pilgrims going to Sabarimala will now be able to travel in zero emission and noiseless electric buses of Olectra–BYD deployed by Kerala Road Transport Corporation Limited.
The company’s eBuzz K7 model will now commence its commercial operations in Kerala. The electric bus has been successfully running at the high altitude Kullu-Manali-Rohtang Pass route in Himachal Pradesh for over one year, proving its durability to run in all kind of terrains.
Manufactured in India by Olectra Greentech, formerly Goldstone Infratech, with the world’s biggest electric vehicle company BYD Auto Industry Co. Ltd, the 9-meter air-conditioned low floor buses seats 32+1 (driver) and provides a comfortable ride.
The lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery installed in the bus, enables it to travel up to 240 km to 260 km on a single charge based on traffic conditions. It can get 100 recharged in 2-3 hours.
The eBuzz K7 has a regenerative braking system which allows the bus to recover a part of the kinetic energy lost in braking. It has electronically controlled air suspension to ensure comfortable travel.
eBuzz K 7 is also equipped to offer protection from short circuit, over temperature function and lightening to ensure a protective ride to the passengers.
N Naga Satyam, Executive Director, Electra Greentech Limited, stated that “Olectra-BYD will operate electric buses in one more State in the country. Our buses would now contribute to preserving the rich ecology of Kerala—God’s own Country. Like in other states, our 10 buses will repeat the success in Kerala State as well.”
eBuzz K 7 has already shown its reliability as it has been playing at a high altitude and steep gradient of 13,000 feet in Himachal Pradesh.
It has recently established its first luxury electric bus–eBuzz K6 LuXe (7Meter) in Bus World, Bengaluru. It has also deployed first commercially running an electric bus for the Himachal Roadways Transport Corporation (HRTC) for the public. It is also running its electric bus eBuzz K7 in Mumbai under Brihan Mumbai Electricity Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST).