Electric public transport system for TSRTC
Olectra-BYD, one of the leading players in electric public transport system, recently announced that its eBuzz K9 electric buses have just begun commercial operations under the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC).
The Department of Heavy Industry, under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India (FAME-I) scheme has provided a subsidy of Rs 1Cr for each bus to Telangana. The 12-meter air-conditioned low floor buses having a capacity of 39+1 seats will ply from different locations in Hyderabad to Hyderabad International Airport. Supported by Kneeling Mechanism, these buses provide convenience to specially-abled and senior citizens while boarding or getting down from the bus.
The lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery installed in the bus enables it to travel up to over 250 km in a single charge. It also has regenerative braking system which enables the bus to recover part of the kinetic energy lost in braking. The battery can be fully recharged in 4-5 hours.