KSRTC rolls out electric bus service in Kerala

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Trivandrum: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) today entered a new era of environment-friendly services with the rollout of 10 electric buses. Transport Minister Shri A K Saseendran flagged off the electric bus services of KSRTC in Thiruvananthapuram today. Initially, these electric buses on wet lease will be used in the Pampa –Nilakkal route for the Sabarimala season and later in the Trivandrum – Kochi route.

Speaking at the function, the Minister said, “The government had recently unveiled its ‘Policy on Electric Mobility’. The KSRTC is going green as part of this policy in a phased manner and the electric buses being rolled out now are part of the scheme.”

According to a press release from the manufacturer, the 9-meter Air-Conditioned low floor buses having a capacity of 32+1 (Driver) seats has zero emission and is noiseless. The Lithium-Ion battery installed in the bus enables it to travel up to 250 kms in a single charge based on traffic conditions. The technologically advanced eBuzz K7 has a regenerative braking system which enables the bus to recover part of the kinetic energy lost in braking. The high-power AC charging system enables the battery to get fully recharged in between 2-3 hours. It has electronically controlled air suspension to ensure a comfortable travel. This model is also equipped to offer protection from short circuit, over temperature function and lightening to ensure a safe ride to the passengers.

It may be recalled that during the trial period earlier this year, the 12-meter variant, eBuzz K9 was used in Kerala.

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