Maharashtra got the gift of 50 inter-city electric buses, the first bus will leave on June 1

Shared electric mobility platform GreenCell Mobility on Monday said it plans to roll out 50 electric buses for inter-city travel in four districts of the state in a phased manner. The company informed that the first bus of the first batch will be launched on the Ahmednagar-Pune route from June 1. The company claims that the battery pack present in these electric buses will be fully charged in 90 to 120 minutes and it will provide a range of 25 km in a single charge. These buses will be equipped with air-condition.

The state governments of many cities are contributing heavily in the adoption of electric mobility in India. For this, the state governments have converted their bus-based transport system to electric. This has been further accelerated by the Government of India’s Rapid Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India (FAME) Phase-II scheme, the company said.

GreenCell Mobility will create a ‘Green Route’ with 12-metre buses in the state. The company informed that over a period, 10 buses will run between Pune and Aurangabad as an extension of the Pune-Ahmednagar route, while 12 buses will run on the Pune-Kolhapur route.

In addition, 18 buses will ply between Pune and Nashik and another 10 coaches will be deployed on the Pune-Solapur intercity route. The company also said that a total of 3,743 tonnes of CO2 will be saved from tailpipe emissions over the lifetime of these buses.

According to the press release, Greencell is building a platform to provide e-mobility-as-a-service (eMaaS), for which the company is initially using electric buses and affordable on-demand shared transportation, charging infrastructure, and is striving to provide products for e-mobility.<!–