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Best Electric Bus Manufacturers in India

In Indian Transport sector buses are the largest source of transportation for a large number of people in India. Many Indian companies are getting ready and investing to launch their best EV vehicles in Indian Market . Electric buses are primarily used as transportation vehicles for long-distance travel, and switching ICE buses to electric can be a great step on the part of the Indian government to move towards a sustainable and green future. In this Article i will show you best and Top electric bus manufacturers in India

1. Tata Motors

On 25 October 2021 a News came out that Tata Motors to invest Rs 15,000 crore in electric vehicles. Tata Motors will invest as much as $2 billion in four years to launch 10 electric vehicles. TATA Motors known is one of leading company in indian market. TATA Motors had already launched electric vehicls in Indian market and those models got awesome result. If we talk about TATA’s electric buses ? Yes there are some TATA’s electric buses on indian market.

1. TATA Star Bus EV

Top electric bus manufacturers in India
Image Source – Power Racer

Feature and Specification

  • Max. Speed – 70-75 kmph
  • Acceleration – Upto 0.8 m/s2
  • Grade-ability – Min 17% @ Rated GVW
  • Range – Upto 200 km & scalable as per requirements.
  • Motor – Integrated Motor Generator
  • Max Motor Power – 245 KW as per configuration.
  • HV Battery – Lithium-ion Battery Pack ( ~ 250 KWH and Scalable as per the range requirements)
  • Fast Charging – Yes (2 to 3 hours for full charge)

2. Tata Urban 9/12m AC Electric Bus

Top 10 electric bus manufacturers in India

It comes with 2 variant –

  • 9 Meter
  • 12 Meter

Feature and Specification

  • Regenerative braking for high efficiency.
  • Plush interior lighting , LED headlamps.
  • Utility features like mobile charging ports, Wi-Fi hotspot for on-the-go connectivity.
  • Passenger information system with destination boards and audio announcements
  • High safety and security with Intelligent Transport System.

2. Olectra

Olectra is established in Hyderabad , 400 + Olectra buses commercially
operating in India.

Head Office

S-22, 2 & 3rd Floor,

Technocrat Industrial Estate, Balanagar,

Hyderabad – 500037

Olectra offers Flagship electric buses with awesome designed Electric buses for India & extreme performance. Olectra Electric buses are 100% Eco friendly come with fast charging support and long range on a single charge. Top 10 electric bus manufacturers in Indian market.

1. Olectra K9 E-Bus

Top 10 electric bus manufacturers in India
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Olectra K9 Features and Performance

Maximum Power180 kW
RangeUp to 300 km
Maximum Torque800 Nm
Transmission/GearAutomatic Transmission
Brake SystemDisk Brake with ABS
Battery TypeLi-ion Phosphate Battery
Steering SystemPower-assisted
Acceleration0-30 (kmph) < 10.5
Suspension TypeFront and Rear Air Suspension
Tyre Size295/80 R22.5
  • Long rage per charge
  • Disk Brakes
  • Fast charging
  • Battery cooling system
  • Automatic fire extinguisher in battery pack
  • Monocoque chassis in-wheel drive
  • Regenerative braking
  • Front and rear air suspension
  • High power AC charging allows full charging from O -100°·0 SOC within 2 – 3 hours.

Fast Charging

Input voltageThree phase AC 380 V / 440 V
Input current< 126A
Length/Width/Height690 mm /400 mm / 200 mm
Net weight30 Kg
Length of cable3m
Protect functionShort circuit protection Over temperature protection
Lighning protection
Housing protection levelIP55

2. Olectra K7 E-Bus

Top 10 electric bus manufacturers in India
Image Source – Olectra

Olectra K7 Features and Performance

RangeUp to 200 km
Charging Time2-3 Hours.
Input Voltage3 Phase AC
Max Speed (kmph)70 (With Speed Limiting Device)
Acceleration 0-30 (kmph) < 10.5
Charging ModeAC Charging <= 80 kW

Olectra Specifications

Maximum Power180 kW
Maximum Torque800 Nm
Transmission/GearAutomatic Transmission
Brake SystemDisk Brake with ABS
Steering SystemPower-assisted
Suspension TypeFront and Rear Air Suspension
Tyre Size255/70 R22.5

3. JBM Motor

Founded in 1983, Headquartered Delhi NCR, JBM Group – Plot No.9 Institutional Area, Sector 44, Gurgaon-122003, Haryana.

The Group has presence in diverse sectors like automotive, buses & electric vehicles, renewable energy, engineering & design services and railways with an infrastructure of 40 manufacturing plants, 4 engineering & design centres across 18 locations globally.

JBM’s approach has always been futuristic and it has built the business on the three pillars of Technology,

JBM Electric Buses

1. JBM Solaris ECOLIFE 12 Meter

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ECOLIFE 12m Electric is a fully low-floor battery powered green vehicle with state of the art electric drive technology that ensures hassle free and comfortable commute for the passengers. ECOLIFE 12 m Electric stands out distinctly by virtue of its attractive exterior and interior styling coupled with a series of innovative and cutting edge design solutions.

Features And Performance –

Motor 80-160 KW
Emission LevelZero
BatteryLithium
Brakes“EBS Electronic (dual-circuit) braking system incorporating the anti-blocking system (ABS) and the traction control system (ASR), parking (hand) brake with emergency release function from the driver’s seat, bus stop brake”
Range 250 KM

SALIENT FEATURES OF ELECTRIC BUS –

  • Tailored to requirements
  • Unlimited operational possibilities
  • Charging systems and infrastructure
  • Wide array of innovative solutions
  • Comfortable work for drivers

2. JBM Solaris ECOLIFE 9 Meter

Image Source – JBM

JBM Solaris electric buses are also available in a fully low-floor version with a length of 9 meters. Its innovative electric drive system guarantees lower operating costs.ECOLIFE 9m electric offers maximum flexibility in areas such as battery selection.

By using ECOLIFE12m electric, the city bus services become a guaranteed zero-emission mode of transport that offers unprecedented levels of comfort for passengers and keeps the air in our cities clean.

Motor 80-160 KW
Emission LevelZero
BatteryLithium
Brakes“EBS Electronic (dual-circuit) braking system incorporating the anti-blocking system (ABS) and the traction control system (ASR), parking (hand) brake with emergency release function from the driver’s seat, bus stop brake”

JBM Solaris ECOLIFE – The ECOLIFE 9m Electric offers the ability to adjust the charging system of the bus to an operator’s or city’s infrastructure.

4. Ashok LayLand

Ashok LeyLand is one of the leading company in India. Ashok LeyLand is the and 14th largest manufacturers of trucks. Headquartered in Chennai, 9 manufacturing plants gives an international footprint – 7 in India, a bus manufacturing facility in Ras Al Khaimah (UAE), one at Leeds, United Kingdom and a joint venture with the Alteams Group for the manufacture of high-press die-casting extruded aluminum components for the automotive and telecommunications sectors, Ashok Leyland has a well-diversified portfolio across the automobile industry. Ashok Leyland has recently been ranked as 34th best brand in India.

1. Ashok Leyland Circuit S

  • 500 kWh Lithium-ion Battery – Lightweight and more efficient batteries
  • Space for additional 20-30 passengers than usual
  • Range of one battery: 50 km
  • Fast Battery swapping technology
  • 30 passenger + D seating capacity

Frequently Asked Questions

Longest electric bus in India ?

Olectra C9 is currently longest range bus in India. It can provide range of 250km to 300 km.

Best Electric Bus Company in India ?

There are many companies who manufactures best Electric buses – TATA Motors. Olectra, Ashok LeyLand, JBM etc…

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