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1.11.16

FIRST ELECTRIC BUS * India - By ASHOK LEYLAND

* Chennai - Ashok Leyland launches first indigenous all-electric bus
--- The 31-seater bus, which has a top speed of 75kph, is powered by lithium ion batteries and has a range of 120km on a single charge... Taking the lead among commercial vehicle manufacturers in India, Ashok Leyland today commercially launched the all-electric Circuit series bus which has been fully designed and engineered in India for Indian road and load conditions... The new ‘Circuit’ series of vehicles will be offered on multiple platforms... Ashok Leyland has its wholly owned subsidiary Optare which makes electric buses, the new Circuit series bus is fully indigenous. The 31-seater bus, which has a top speed of 75kph, is powered by lithium ion batteries and has a range of 120km on a single charge. The powertrain is a driveline motor coupled to a propeller shaft and differential. Depending upon the applications and customer need, Ashok Leyland can make buses up to 55-60 seats but given the cost of the battery and duty cycle, the bus will be ideal up to 50 seats... 
(Image - Ashok Leyland launches circuit series first electric bus made in India)   --  Rajaji Saalai, Chennai, India - Autocar Professional - 17 Oct 2016

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