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Ashok Leyland unveiled India's first Circuit Electric Bus

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, today unveiled India's first Circuit electric bus at its corporate office in Chennai. Designed and engineered entirely in India, the bus is launched as a zero emission vehicle created specifically for Indian road and load conditions.



"India's first ever fully electric bus, developed for India and made in India, is a big leap in mass public transport and we are glad that Ashok Leyland has been able to deliver this. This vehicle will support  .. 




electric bus:1) Ashok Leyland has named the country's first 'Made in India' bus as 'Circuit'. The initial investment is around Rs 22 crore. The company had earmarked as much as Rs 500 crore for the product to be done in phases.
2) The electric bus will have a minimum seating capacity of 35 to a maximum of 65, and can run up to 120 kilometres on a single recharge under standard test conditions, according to Ashok Leyland MD Vinod K Dasari.
3) According to a report in Business Standard, Ashok Leyland controls UK firm Optare, which specialises in alternate technology, especially in the manufacturing of electric buses.
4) While 60 percent of the total cost of the bus goes for the battery, currently the batteries are imported from the US.
5) The bus will cost between Rs 1.50 crore to Rs 3.50 crore, and depends on the batteries and seats. "Upfront cost is high, but it can deliver payback to the customer in about four-five years," Business Standard reported quoting Vindo Dasari.
6) According to Ashok Leyland Senior VP Global Buses, T Venkataraman, the Circuit buses can be manufactured in all the seven manufacturing facilities owned by the company. Currently, these buses are now being manufactured in Alwar, Rajasthan and also in our Viralimalai facility in Tamil Nadu.
7) The bus can be used in hilly areas and heritage places, and the tendering process was going on between three to four state transport undertakings.
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http://www.automobileduniya.co.in/2016/05/ashok-leyland-will-be-landing-to.html

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