Greater Noida, 6 February 2020:
In an endeavor aligned with the
government’s efforts at propagating green mobility in India, JBM Auto Ltd, a leading
automotive company launched its ECO-LIFE e9 and e12 electric bus models at the Auto
Expo 2020 today. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road
Transport and Highways launched the new electric buses.
The bus was also jointly launched by SK Arya,
Chairman, JBM Group and Nishant Arya, Executive Director, JBM Group.
ECO-LIFE, a zero emission vehicle (ZEV),
saves around 1000 equivalent tonne of carbon dioxide and 350,000 liters of
diesel over 10 years of operation. ECO-LIFE
is powered by fast charging lithium batteries that can run 125-150 kms in a
single charge, depending on the city’s traffic conditions.
JBM’s focus is to be a one-stop solution
provider in the electric vehicles (EVs) segment by providing a complete
ecosystem solution for e-mobility i.e. electric bus, battery technology, charging
infrastructure based on the operating pattern within the city. ECO-LIFE comes with lithium batteries
that are chargeable through a fast plug-in charging system. Offering a completely
flexible solution, the electric bus technology is adaptable to the city bus
operation depending on demographic and geographic conditions.
Nishant Arya, Executive Director, JBM
Group, said “We have a long journey to
ensure zero emission public transport solutions and electric buses would be a
catalyst. Today countries across the globe are embarking on creating
sustainable EV policies and if India achieves the FAME-II targets it will be
amongst the top 3 countries in the world terms of number of e-vehicles. This
will also generate around 10 million jobs and open many avenues for direct and
indirect employment in the e-mobility space and allied sectors”.
expands our electric bus portfolio further with its elder sibling e12 that was
launched in the last Auto Expo. The ECO-LIFE series has been designed and
localized keeping the Govt.’s Make in India vision. We have also conceptualized
the ‘Well to Wheel’ concept of e-mobility in-house i.e. solutions ranging right
from clean energy generation to green energy consumption”.
ECO-LIFE is manufactured at the
company’s hi-tech facilities located in Faridabad (Haryana) and Kosi (Uttar
Pradesh). These plants have an installed capacity to manufacture 2000 buses
annually. ECO-LIFE has a corrosion resistant ladder frame structure to ensure
maximum strength and minimum weight, matching global standards for safety in
case of front/side collision and rollover accidents. ECO-LIFE also incorporates
other utility features such as passenger information system (PIS) connected to
GPS, vehicle health monitoring system, battery management system, fire detection
& suppression system, etc.
ECO-LIFE comes with an electronic
braking system and innovative electric drive system. For drivers, the
ergonomically designed touch screen dashboard provides an intuitive and user-friendly
system that allows drivers to concentrate on driving without distractions, which
make it a truly global product.
recently announced policy reforms like FAME II, phased manufacturing programme,
etc. the deployment of e-vehicles in India has gained a faster momentum.