Goldstone Infratech Ltd (GIL) has announced the completion of 1,00,000 km run on its fully electric buses in India.

The Hyderabad-based company has completed 50,000 km of commercial run in Mumbai and Himachal and another 50,000 km trial run in various cities, including Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Goa, Rajkot, Chandigarh and Delhi.

The buses were made in collaboration with the Chinese major BYD.

“We see a lot of interest from State governments in electric buses for public transport and are confident of crossing the next 1,00,000-km milestone in the first few months of 2018,” said NK Rawal, Managing Director, GIL.

GIL bagged the order for 31 buses from Himachal Roadways and Transport Corporation (HRTC) and the BrihanMumbai Electricity Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST).

The company completed over 22,000 km commercial run in Himachal – including the Manali-Rohtang pass route at an altitude of 13,000 ft, which is the steepest gradient for any electrical bus to operate in the world – and 28,000 km in Mumbai.

The company has eBuzz K7 (9 mtr) and eBuzz K9 (12 mtr) buses and is adding a range of other buses to its portfolio. All GIL buses are manufactured in India in technical collaboration with BYD of China.