Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited (KTCL) added 30 Electric buses worth INR 2 crore each to its fleet of buses. The buses procured under FAME INDIA II Scheme were launched by CM Pramod Sawant
“The launch of electric buses is an effort towards reducing carbon emissions in the country. These are zero emission vehicles that are soundless and are good for the environment.
In a first-of-its-kind move, Goans will be now able to travel in zero-emission and noiseless electric buses deployed by Olectra Greentech Limited, a leading player in electric bus manufacturer in India.
These 12-meter air-conditioned buses are of Monocoque chassis and have a seating capacity of 48+driver with electronically controlled air suspension at front and rear, disc brakes with ABS at the front and back to ensure a comfortable & safety ride for the passengers. These buses are equipped with CCTV cameras to ensure the commuters’ safety, Emergency button, USB sockets for mobile charging, GPS tracking, etc.
The lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery installed in the bus enables it to travel up to 200-250 kms on a single charge based on traffic conditions. The time required for the complete charge is four-five hours.
The technologically advanced electric bus has a regenerative braking system that allows the bus to recover a significant part of the kinetic energy lost in braking. It has an electronically controlled air suspension to ensure comfortable travel.