Passengers will enjoy the ride of electric buses in Bengaluru, the first batch of 40 JBM ECO-LIFE deployed

The first batch of electric buses has become available for passengers in Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka state. Deputy Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai launched the city’s first batch of electric buses. Developed by JBM Auto, these buses will be operated by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). In the coming months, the company will give 50 more electric buses. The company had earlier agreed to provide 90 electric buses to BMTC.

JBM Spoke Person said, “This e-bus service marks the first rollout of electric buses in the state of Karnataka. These buses will be operated from Kengeri, Yesvantpur and KR Puram bus depots.”

Further, the spokes person said, “JBM ECO-Life electric buses will run under the Metro feeder services in Smart City initiative. Earlier this year, JBM Auto had received an order for 90 non-AC electric buses for the city of Bengaluru. “

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Apart from Real Time Passenger Information System (PIS), panic buttons for emergencies, CCTV cameras, automated bus vehicle locators, stop request buttons, public address systems and electric buses have many additional features.

JBM Auto’s electric is capable of traveling 120 km on a single charge at a top speed of 70 km/h. The non-AC buses are equipped with six battery packs made of Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (NMC), JBM said, adding that these buses can accommodate 34 passengers including the driver.

JBM’s ECO-Life electric buses are also in service in other parts of the country like 30 electric buses in Navi Mumbai under Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport Corporation (NNMT). JBM also supplied 105 electric buses to Ahmedabad and Andaman and Nicobar Islands earlier this year.

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