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Shimla, The Queen Of Hills Gets 50 Electric Buses As Himachal Pradesh Accelerates Its Electric Vehicle Project

To intensify its green mobility initiatives, the state government of Himachal Pradesh launches electric buses in Shimla

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As Shimla, Queen Of Hills Gets 50 Electric Buses, Himachal Pradesh Flags Off Its 3rd Electric Vehicle Project

Shimla gets electric buses that are noiseless and pollute less as government deploy 50 e-buses on nine major routes


New Delhi: The Queen of Hills, Shimla received 50 electric buses on Monday which is Himachal Pradesh (HP) government’s third electric vehicle project in the state. The first project involved plying of 25 electric buses in Manali-Rohtang stretch in 2017 and the second project saw deployment of 50 buses across the state in 2018. In case of Shimla, the first electric bus under this project was flagged off by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur from State Vidhan Sabha Complex. Later eleven buses were flagged off for local destinations on nine different routes by the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC). CM Thakur shared about the deployment of the electric buses in Shimla on social media and said that buses are equipped with the latest equipment and have zero emission, which will go a long way in protecting the city from pollution. He also urged the residents and tourists to use electric buses and contribute in making Shimla pollution free and said that electric vehicles would also be introduced in other districts of the state in a phased manner.


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According to Hemender Kumar Gupta, Chief General Manager, the buses deployed in Shimla have been procured by HRTC from PMI Electro-mobility Solution Limited with the technological partnership with Foton, a Chinese enterprise. These are 30-seater buses and can also comfortably accommodate almost 20 standing passengers. These buses can run for about 150 Km per full charge and can be charged fully within half hour by fast chargers installed at Dhalli, Shimla. The bus fares for the electric bus is the same as conventional buses which is Rs. 1.75 per Km and nothing extra is being charged from the passengers.

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Mr. Gupta further said that to promote electric mobility in the state, the HP government had first plied electric bus in 2017 on Manali-Rohtang route and then deployed 25 electric buses as a pilot project. These buses were given to HP government by the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (MHIPE). After the successful completion of the pilot, the state government deployed electric buses in Kullu as well. The state government started another electric vehicle project in 2018 in which it deployed 50 electric cabs across the state. The cabs were procured from Mahindra Electric. Mr. Gupta said,
The cabs were launched last year. With good range and these cabs are capable of running for almost 120Km with one full charge of 5-6 hours and are receiving extremely good response especially from tourists.
Mr. Gupta asserted, “Electric vehicles is the future of public transportation in HP and this would go a long way in protecting the pristine environment of Shimla city. We are getting a very good response from the residents of Shimla as well as the tourist. Keeping this in consideration, HP government has started building a dedicated depot for electric buses at Tutikandi near Shimla Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT).”

Talking about the impact of electrification of public transport in the state, Mr. Gupta said,
We can definitely feel the difference in the level of pollution at places where electric buses and cabs are running, especially at crowded city areas. But these are still very less in number and we have a long way to go to become completely pollution free. We do see people’s transport preference being changed over the last two years. People have started using electric buses and taxis more.
Mr. Gupta shared that during the first electric bus project, they found that the public was facing inconvenience due to the ‘zero-noise’ feature of electric buses. He said,
We in India are used to the noise of combustion engine. The vehicles with no-noise make it difficult for people to realise that a vehicle is approaching them. We realised this during the first project itself after which we introduced a sound system- music, horns, and announcements- through which people are made aware of the electric vehicle running near them.
To support the smooth running of electric buses in the state, the Himachal Pradesh Government has built charging infrastructure at various bus depots across the state by installing transformers to provide for additional electricity consumption for charging public transports and sufficient charging points. The government has recently installed one transformer procured from Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) at Dhalli for electric buses deployed in Shimla.


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HRTC to run electric buses in Lahaul-Spiti




HRTC to run electric buses in Lahaul-Spiti

The state government is planning to make tribal areas a role model for the use of electric buses. File photo


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Mandi, August 2


The Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) is set to run electric buses in Lahaul-Spiti to ensure eco-friendly transportation in the region in the near future.
Transport Minister Govind Singh Thakur has directed officials concerned to prepare a detailed plan, which can be implemented soon.
To provide charging facility to the electric buses, charging stations will be set up at key locations. It is expected that after opening of Rohtang pass, the number of vehicles plying to Lahaul will increase. So use of electric buses for transportation will play a vital role in protecting environment in the region.
Two days ago, the Transport Minster visited Lahaul-Spiti to take stock of the situation. The minister said the state government was planning to make tribal areas a role model for the use of electric buses. During winters, because of temperature in minus degrees, the diesel freezes and it becomes a problem to run the buses.
Mangal Manepa, Regional Manager, HRTC depot, at Keylong, said the people of the region are more concerned about protecting the environment and he hailed the decision of the minister.

The minister inspected the bus stand and approved Rs 30 lakh for the maintenance of residential building of the HRTC employees. The minister assured the people that transportation facility would be strengthened in Lahaul-Spiti soon. The locals will be provided permit from the office of the Regional Manager of the HRTC to run private bus service in the district on local routes. The minister said the employees engaged in the HRTC service in Lahaul-Spiti would be provided high-quality snow kit.


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To provide charging facility for the electric buses, charging stations will be set up at key locations. It is expected that after opening of Rohtang pass, the number of vehicles plying to Lahaul will increase. So the use of electric buses for transportation will play a vital role in protecting environment in the region.


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Gemopai Astrid Lite launched at Rs 80,000: 90km range, 65kmph top speed and removable Li-ion battery
Powering the Astrid Lite is a 1.7kW Li-ion battery that promises a range of 90km, depending on the modes (City, Economy and Power) selected.
By: Express Drives Desk | Updated: September 10, 2019 12:33 PM



Gemopai Electric, a new entrant into the Indian scooter market has launched its second vehicle. The Gemopai Astrid Lite is priced at Rs 80,000, ex-showroom and is available for booking from today. There are more than 50 dealerships that have been set up by the company in India as well as in Nepal. Customers can book the vehicle for Rs 5,000 and deliveries will be done in the first week of October. Five colours are on offer - Eclectic Neon, Deep Indigo, Fiery Red, Burnt Charcoal and Fireball Orange.
The Gemopai Astrid Lite looks like a doppelganger of one of the Okinawa units. This being said, the scooter looks spacious and the legroom for taller riders should be good as well. There are alloy wheels, telescopic front suspension, single-sided rear shock absorber, LED headlight with DRL, LCD display and more. Gemopai has also kitted the scooter with a front disc and rear drum brake. These are linked via CBS. There is also an electronic assist braking system, side stand sensor, keyless start and anti-theft alarm. The scooter rides on 10-inch tubeless tyres.
Powering the Astrid Lite is a 1.7kW Li-ion battery that promises a range of 90km, depending on the mode selected. There are three riding modes - Economy, City and Sport. The former limits the vehicle's top speed but gives it a 90km range. The City mode reduces the efficiency by a bit while Sport allows the rider to utilise the full potential of the powertrain in terms of speed. One can also remove this 8.5kg battery for charging at home and there is also a swap option available. Gemopai says that the charging time is 3.5 hours and no fast charging is available at the moment. Moreover, the company has a 3S approach when it comes to the service aspect. So the same dealership services the vehicles as well.
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China’s BYD launches all-electric T3 MPV and Minivan models in India: Focus on B2B and public transport

Chinese automaker BYD has forayed into the Indian market by launching T3 MPV and Minivan pure electric models for B2B and commercial use.

By: Express Drives Desk | Updated: September 6, 2019 1:36 PM



The BYD (Build your Dreams) Group from China has finally forayed into the Indian market as BYD India has now launched two new pure electric vehicles. BYD has an 11-year track record of EV operation and also has a global EV footprint. The two all-electric models which the brand has launched in India include the T3 MPV and the T3 Minivan. The T3 MPV is currently available for B2B applications while the T3 Minivan is a pure electric commercial logistics purposes.
BYD claims that these vehicles can charge fully in 1.5 hours through DC fast charging and also support AC charging. Both the MPV and the Minivan can provide a range of 300kmph. The T3 will come with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electric Parking System (EPB), Brake Override System (BOS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Regenerative Braking and Controller Area Network (CAN) bus communication system provides smart management and maintenance.



Currently, BTD already manufactures and sells electric busses also batteries in India and also exports their India made products to other countries. Liu Xueliang, managing director of BYD India said that BYD sees huge potential of India’s EV market as it sees India becoming a Global hub for EVs.
Ketsu Zhang, executive director of BYD India said that at this early stage, the company will be focusing on creating a more efficient, reliable B2B and electric public transportation sector in India. The manufacturer will currently sell the T3 models which will be brought in as CBUs, but it will asses the market and government policies, and look at increasing investment and manufacturing electric vans locally.


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Honda to import electric scooters to India next fiscal for feasibility study - Report
12/09/2019 - 17:00 | electric bike, Honda PCX, Electric vehicles, Honda Motorcycles | Suvil Susvirkar

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has no EV in the pipeline at present. However, the company has disclosed now that it will conduct a feasibility study next fiscal.


Honda Electric Scooters Chinese Market

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India will import electric scooters from China for the feasibility study.


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Minoru Kato, President CEO and MD, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, told The Economic Times recently that the company will import EVs from China for the feasibility study in our market. Kato said:
At present, there is no such (EV launch) plan although Honda has the technology. Next fiscal, we will start a feasibility study in India with products imported from China.
The Japanese two-wheeler brand offers 11 electric scooters in China. Depending on its learnings, the company may decide to import some of those products in our market. The company will most likely manufacture the products locally to offer them at competitive prices. India could get a retro-style product and a modern-looking vehicle with the same electric motor and battery pack.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India had showcased the PCX electric scooter in the concept form at Auto Expo 2018. This model will be too expensive for our market, though. Moreover, its range of 41 km (JC08 test cycle) might be considered too low for its steep price. In Japan, since its launch in Japan in November last year, it's offered only on a lease scheme. In June this year, Kato had stated that the company is open to collaborating with rivals for battery swapping and charging infrastructure.
Meanwhile, rivals are gearing up to launch their respective electric products already. Bajaj Auto will introduce an electric scooter under the Urbanite brand. TVS Motors, on the other hand, plans to introduce its first electric two-wheeler in the current fiscal. The Hosur-based brand will also introduce a solar-powered scooter, although that will be in 2022. Hero Electric has announced its plans to expand its reach in the Indian market with new outlets.
In other updates, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has launched its first BS-VI product in the Indian market, the Activa 125. The new BS-VI compliant version of the 125 cc scooter is available with prices starting from 67,490*. The new BS-VI compliant 124 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine delivers 6.10 kW (8.29 PS) of peak power at 6,500 rpm as against 6.35 kW (8.63 PS) of the BS-IV version.

Honda PCX Electric Concept front right quarter at 2018 Auto Expo
The Honda PCX Electric Concept was showcased at Auto Expo 2018.

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Kato said that HMSI is investing INR 2,400 crore for BS-VI upgrade, and all its 16 two-wheeler models will be ready to comply with the new emission norms before the 1 April 2020 deadline.
[Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com]


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  • Honda PCX Electric Concept front right quarter at 2018 Auto Expo
  • Honda PCX Electric Concept tail light at 2018 Auto Expo
  • Honda PCX Electric Concept switchgear at 2018 Auto Expo
  • Honda PCX Electric Concept rear suspension at 2018 Auto Expo
  • Honda PCX Electric Concept rear right quarter at 2018 Auto Expo
  • Honda PCX Electric Concept rear at 2018 Auto Expo
  • Honda PCX Electric Concept logo at 2018 Auto Expo
  • Honda PCX Electric Concept left side at 2018 Auto Expo
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Electric Bus Service Starts for Manali-Rohtang Pass Route

A total of five buses starting at 6 am in the morning on all days except on Tuesdays can be rented for Rs 600 per seat will be sent from Manali to Rohtang.

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Updated: June 11, 2019, 2:55 PM IST

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Manali to Rohtang Electric Buses. (Image source: Twitter/ @OlectraEbus )






The Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) kicked off Electric bus services between Manali and Rohtang on Monday. The services are open for everyone on all days except Tuesdays. Tourists can now travel without a permit in the electric buses to Rohtang, reports stated.

A total of five buses that can be rented for Rs 600 per seat will be sent daily from Manali to Rohtang. At 6 in the morning on Monday, the corporation flagged off the first bus. The buses will take a halt of two hours at Rohtang after which the passengers will be brought back to Manali.

The overwhelming number of tourists has resulted in many not getting the permit, compelling to return back to the barracks. This issue has, however, been put to rest as the commencement of the 25-seater electric bus services does not require a permit. Ahead of this, tourists were required to pay about Rs 10,000 that included taxi fare and the permit. However, both the expense can be accommodated below Rs 600 with the new services.





 
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