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Bengaluru: BMTC to roll out new hybrid bus from Monday

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 20, 2020

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will roll out an environment friendly hybrid bus from Monday. BMTC officials said the low-floor AC hybrid bus has been provided by Volvo. “The bus reached city on Thursday and will be on roads from Monday. We will consider...

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BHEL wins order for supply of electric buses to Uttar Pradesh

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 17, 2020

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer, today announced it has won an order for supply of electric buses along with charging infrastructure in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. The order was placed on BHEL by Urban Transport...

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Electric bus orders on track in India despite coronavirus outbreak

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 11, 2020

As production plants across China struggle with supplies due to the coronavirus outbreak, the market leader of electric buses in India is confident of meeting delivery deadlines. Olectra Greentech, which has bagged contracts to supply 735 electric buses to nine cities in...

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Now, KSRTC decides to cancel electric bus tenders

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 11, 2020

The wait for eco-friendly friendly buses to operate in Bengaluru and other parts of the State has become longer. Following in the footsteps of the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has decided to cancel...

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Uttarakhand: DSCL starts trials of electric buses at Hyderabad

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 6, 2020

The Dehradun Smart City Limited (DSCL) has started the testing of electric buses at the Hyderabad-based Olectra Green Tech, which will provide 30 electric buses under the smart city project. According to the officials at DSCL, the motive of the trials is to assess the fit and...

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French agency to take up Kolkata e-bus as case study

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2020

The city’s electric bus fleet will be featured in prestigious annual document, Global Electric Vehicle Outlook (GEVO), 2020, by Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) as a case study of a successful shift to cleaner energy in mass transport system. After winning green...

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RRTS to be linked with electric bus routes in push to the last-mile connectivity

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 2, 2020

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has sent a proposal to the UP urban development department to integrate the regional rapid transit system (RRTS) stations with the proposed electric bus service in a way that offers last-mile connectivity to residents...

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Nitin Gadkari expects states to order 10,000 electric buses

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 18, 2020

The government is pushing for greater acceptance of electric buses and has advised states to do away with permit requirements for such vehicles, said Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, adding that he is expecting a minimum order of 10,000 battery electric...

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West Bengal to switch to lease model for procuring electric buses

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 11, 2020

The West Bengal government has decided to switch to "lease model" for procuring new electric buses to overcome high initial capital expenditure, a senior official of the state Transport department said. Under leasing or an opex model the bus would be operated by the state...

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Maharashtra: BMC's hydro power plant to run e-buses, light up streets

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2020

The BMC will soon undertake the hydro-electric power generation project at Middle Vaitarna dam to provide 25 mega watt (MW) of 'clean energy' to run electric buses and light up streetlights in the island city, said civic chief Praveen Pardeshi. The state government has...

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