JBM Solaris Electric Vehicles, a JV between JBM Auto Limited and Solaris Bus & Coach, has launched its 100% Electric Bus series ECO-LIFE at Auto Expo 2018. The vehicle was launched by S K Arya, Chairman, JBM Group, Nishant Arya, Executive Director, JBM Group, Solange Olszewska, CEO, Solaris Bus & Coach and Dariusz Michalak, Deputy CEO, Solaris Bus & Coach.
This Zero Emission Vehicle will save around 959 equivalent tons of carbon dioxide and 350,000 litres of diesel over 10 years of operation. It can run 150-200 km in 10-15 hours of city bus operation, claimed the company. The lithium batteries are chargeable through pantograph as well as plug-in charging system.
“India is promisingly advancing towards graduating to a non-fossil fuel based public transportation ecosystem. Our Government is aggressively looking at incorporating 100% eco-friendly and self-sustainable mass transport solutions by 2030. In line with the Government’s vision, our focus is to bring path-breaking innovation in the Electric Vehicle space. ECO-LIFE is our first offering in this direction,” said Nishant Arya, Executive Director, JBM Group.
ECO-LIFE will be manufactured at the company’s hi-tech facilities in Faridabad (Haryana) and Kosi (Uttar Pradesh). These plants have an installed capacity to manufacture 2000 buses annually.
“We have delivered memorable travel experiences in over 30 countries and now we are excited to be present in India, the hub of innovation. JBM and Solaris together are set to revolutionize public transportation in India with ECO-LIFE. The buses will be ‘Made in India’ with our proven technology,” said Solange Olszewska, CEO, Solaris Bus & Coach.