The new “electric bus” recently acquired by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) seen at Majestic bus station, Bangalore. The bus is manufactured by a Chinese company named BYD Auto Company Ltd. (Build Your Dreams) and costs a whopping Rs.2.7 Crore in India. There is only one electric bus as of now and runs on a trial basis on route 335E (Majestic – Corporation – Richmond – Brigade – Domlur – HAL – Marathahalli – Kundanahalli – KTPO – ITPL – Kadugodi). Based on feedback and performance, more buses will be acquired and extended to more routes.
100% Green and completely free of emission, the bus runs completely on Batteries and once fully charged has a range of 250 km or for 4 round trips. The interiors of the bus reek of quality and is completely pin-drop silent! The body of the bus is made fully of fiber and plastic and this bus makes the Volvos pale in comparison. This has to be the future of public transportation in India. The bus is awesome, BMTC! Please go ahead! If only the government would waive taxes and duties on battery powered vehicles…
Took a ride on BMTC's new Elecrtic bus. Sorry Volvo, your buses suddenly look and feel like a Tata Indica cab in front of a Merc.
— vadakkus (@vadakkus) March 4, 2014