The trail run of JBM Solaris Electric Vehicles’ 100 percent Electric Bus ECO-LIFE was flagged off by Delhi Minister Kailash Gahlot in the presence of Varsha Joshi, Secretary Transport and Power, and Nishant Arya, Executive Director, JBM Group. The bus will save around 1000 equivalent tonnes of carbon dioxide and 350,000 liters of diesel over 10 years of operation.
ECO-LIFE, powered by fast charging lithium batteries, can run 150-200 kms in 10-15 hours of city bus operation, depending on the city’s traffic conditions. JBM’s focus is to be a one-stop solution provider in the Electric Vehicles segment by providing a complete ecosystem solution for E-mobility i.e. Electric Bus, Battery Technology, Charging Infrastructure based on the Operating Pattern within the city. ECO-LIFE comes with lithium batteries that are chargeable through pantograph as well as fast plug-in charging system.
Nishant Arya, Executive Director, JBM Group, said “Studies have shown that 36 percent of the pollution has its source within the city; which includes three percent pollution from buses. In such a situation, it becomes imperative to shift our mass public transport system from fossil fuel to non-fossil fuels on an immediate basis. At JBM, we are looking at providing the complete ecosystem for EVs as a one stop shop”.