Eicher Skyline Pro Smart Electric Bus
Eicher Skyline Pro Smart Electric Bus

Eicher Trucks and Buses announces range of electric buses

Eicher Trucks and Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles, today announced their foray into electric buses and trucks with their new range of Zero Emission Smart Electric Trucks. VE Commercial Vehicles will integrate KPIT Technologies’ indigenously developed electrification technology, ‘REVOLO’, on its bus platform – ‘Skyline Pro’.

Manufactured at VECV’s own manufacturing facility in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, the new electric, Skyline Pro E bus adds to the Skyline Pro range and marks a significant move in the Company’s direction to build smart and sustainable transportation solutions for India. REVOLO is an versatile technology that can be applied to a large range of buses and other vehicle designs. It has been designed by KPIT, a global technology company working in automotive and mobility solutions. REVOLO has a unique architecture which allows it to operate on a lower voltage. It also does significant regeneration to have the maximum possible range with the smallest possible battery.  The system is modular and designed for Indian conditions. The buses promise a range of 177km on a single charge even with the use of AC. With regenerative braking, the buses will only utilize 0.8 units of electricity per km.

Commenting on this milestone development, Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles said, “The country is at the cusp of a new revolution in transportation, and it is our endeavor to provide India with the best mobility solutions. Together with KPIT Technologies Ltd., we bring our core competencies of a strong bus platform and indigenous technology to build the right products for the market. This further reinforces commitment to usher in modernization in the CV industry. The Smart Electric Skyline Pro E buses are certified to ply on Indian roads and we are confident they will bring great value to commuters, city transportation corporations and other organizations in this ecosystem. Our pan India network of dealerships and service stations will provide all the necessary service support and maintenance for operating these electric buses efficiently.”

Kishor Patil, Managing Director (MD), CEO and Co- founder, KPIT Technologies Ltd. said, “We are very happy to partner with Eicher Trucks & Buses, the leading bus manufacturer in India. This partnership reinforces KPIT’s commitment to create sustainable technologies that have a positive impact on our environment. Using our home-grown technology, this electric bus segment will usher in a new era of clean urban mobility. We at KPIT believe that urban mobility needs to be smart, safe and sustainable and all three of these components are equally necessary. The introduction of the Skyline Pro E bus is a big step in this direction.”

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