Ashok Leyland launches first India-made electric bus

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Ashok Leyland recently launched the first ever electric bus which has been manufactured entirely in India. The Ashok Leyland ‘Circuit’ is 100 per cent electric and leaves zero emissions upon operation.

The CV manufacturer says that the ‘Circuit’ series of CVs has been designed keeping in mind the Indian road and load conditions.

The Circuit series will soon be made available across various platforms from Ashok Leyland.

The Ashok Leyland Circuit Bus will be powered by Lithium-ion batteries, although the final power output hasn’t been revealed. The bus can travel up to 120km on a single charge and takes merely three hours to become fully charged from naught. Also, it has a top speed of 75 km/h. The Circuit bus also comes with an on-board fire detection suppression system and full vehicle diagnostics.

The bus is also fitted with advanced telematics making it safer for passengers and easier for operators to track. For convenience of the passengers, the bus will have USB phone charging points and on-board Wi-Fi as well.

The Ashok Leyland Circuit Bus can accommodate 31 passengers plus the driver.

(Agencies)

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