The Delhi Government has initiated the trials of zero emission and noise free Olectra-BYD’s 12 Meter electric bus – eBuzz K9 .

In a move to combat the increasing pollution levels in the Capital, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot flagged off eBuzz K9 from Delhi Secretariat,.

The bus features integrated regenerative braking recovers 30 per cent of lost braking energy and comes with high power AC charging in 3-4 hours. The bus can run upto 300 km on a single recharge. The electric bus has a seating capacity of 36, including the driver.

eBuzz K9 will run on route number 534 between Anand Vihar ISBT to Mehrauli Terminal. These trials to be conducted for 3 months will enable the authorities to evaluate the efficiency and competency of the buses in the standard road conditions of Delhi.

To promote usage of zero-emission electric vehicles, the Delhi government is aiming to induct electric buses in the public yransport system.

N. Naga Satyam, Executive Director, Olectra Greentech Ltd, a Hyderabad-based company, in a statement said, “These Delhi trials are yet another step towards conversion of fossil fueled vehicles to a zero-emission transport option. Olectra BYD buses are proven successful in all the terrains across the country. Olectra-BYD is the only one player in India which has its electric buses commercially running in 4 states and we aim to continue our leadership in the eBus segment.”

Olectra-BYD buses are designed and manufactured under a strategic tie-up between Olectra Greentech Ltd and BYD Auto Industry Co. Ltd – world’s largest electric vehicle company.

Olectra-BYD buses have completed more than 5 lakh km on Indian roads and have reduced CO2 emissions up to 524 tonnes till now which would have required 2,619 trees instead.