The bus is really super silent, the AC of the bus makes more noise.
So my neighbour was stating that this can be dangerous as people would not be aware that the bus is close to them and can cause trouble. Earlier Tata Marcopolo buses were used for Airport service and these buses did not require Horn to alert the people!
Driver and conductor were injured. Takes 4 hours for normal re-charge and 1.5 hours for fast re-charge and can run 280 km in one charge.
KSRTC’s Electric Bus met an accident near Aroor – Kumbalam Bridge on today early morning. The bus was heading to Ernakulam from Trivandrum. When the bus reached the Aroor – Kumbalam bridge, one of the longest bridge in Kerala, the driver lost the control of the vehicle. Then the bus rammed to the divider and hit the barricade of the bridge. In this incident, driver and conductor of the bus got injured. Passengers are safe.
The buses have 34 seats and can run 280 kms in a single charging. It takes four hours for normal charging and one-and- half hours for fast charging. Though the top speed is 120 kmph, the same is restricted to 80 kmph.
Tata Starbus Ultra Electric
Factory Fresh Tata Starbus Ultra Electric 9m buses for LCTSL (Lucknow City Transport Service)
The Ultra 9m buses are powered by PMAC 145 Kw traction motor, Liquid cooled Lithium Ion batteries are mounted on roof with a range of 150kms in a single charge.
The buses can accommodate up to 31 passengers, journey will be comfortable with AC & rear air suspension.