Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri Naveen Patnaik flags-off JBM ECOLIFE Electric AC Buses

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  • A total of 200 electric buses will be inducted in Berhampur, Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack

Bhubaneswar/ Berhampur: Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri Naveen Patnaik flagged-off JBM ECOLIFE Electric buses today at a function in Berhampur. A total of 200 air-conditioned electric buses will operate in the cities of Berhampur, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. This flag-off marks the company’s entry in the eastern region of the country. Currently, over 1500 JBM electric buses are running across 10 states and major airports of India. To facilitate seamless operations of these buses, JBM Auto has deployed end-to-end electric bus ecosystem at the depot which includes power and charging infrastructure.

The newly launched 9 meter JBM ECOLIFE electric busis a zero emission vehicle (ZEV) that will save around 1000 equivalent tons of carbon dioxide and 420,000 litres of diesel over 10 years of its operation. These buses are powered by fast charging lithium-ion batteries and are equipped with all modern features like Real Time Passenger Information System (PIS), Panic Buttons for emergency, Vehicle Location & Tracking System, CCTV cameras, public address system, stop request buttons, Fire Detection &Suppression System to name a few. The buses are expected to run over 200 kms per day. For drivers, the ergonomically designed dashboard provides an intuitive and user-friendly system that allows drivers to concentrate on driving without distractions which makes it a truly global product.

Mr. Nishant Arya, Vice Chairman& MD, JBM Groupsaid, “This is animportant occasion for us as we enter the Eastern market and are thankful to the state government for giving us the opportunity to serve the state and its people.Theseelectric buses are technologically advanced, safe, efficient, comfortable and will go a long way in mitigating the city’s pollution.We are committed to ensuring smooth operations and hence have set-up appropriate infrastructure for charging and maintenance of these electric buses”.

The occasion also symbolizes JBM’s endeavor to support state government’s commitment to embrace green and sustainable solutions, aligning with the global efforts to combat climate change.

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