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Goa Government Inducts 50 Made-in-India Olectra Electric Buses Under FAME 2 Scheme

Goa Olectric Buses.

Goa Olectric Buses.

Olectra stands as India's leading electric bus manufacturer with the highest market share in this segment. It has already deployed 320+ Electric buses in various STUs in India.

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. Olectra is India’s first Electric Bus manufacturer for operating and deploying electric buses for public transport in the country. Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Dr Pramod Sawant, flagged off the ‘Make in India’ Electric buses. Olectra has already deployed 320 + Electric buses in various STUs in India. Further, Olectra has orders for the deployment of 1,225 Electric Buses 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 4-5 hours. The 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.

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While announcing the deployment of the buses, Mr. KV Pradeep, Group Director, MEIL (Olectra Greentech), said, “Olectra is proud and thankful to Kadamba for giving the opportunity to operate its World-class electric buses in Goa. Our buses would now contribute to preserving the rich ecology of Goa. Olectra committed to its efforts to reduce pollution levels through an efficient Electric Public Transport System. We are sure that, like other states, our 50 electric buses will be successful in the Goa state. Our Electric buses have already proved its reliability and efficiency as it has been successfully deployed in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Surat, Silvassa, Dehradun and Kerala.”