40 JBM e-buses flagged off in Ahmedabad on I-day

Forty JBM Eco-Life electric buses were flagged off from Indrapuri Urban Health Centre in Ahmedabad by the city’s Chief Mayor, Mr Kirit Parmar, on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day.

These buses will operate under the existing BRTS scheme by Ahmedabad Janmarg Ltd (AJL), said a press release.

This is the second batch of buses that have been inducted in addition to the previous 50 buses that were rolled out in May 2021, it said further.  

Eco-Life electric bus, a zero-emission Vehicle, manufactured by JBM Auto Ltd, saves around 1,000 equivalent tonnes of carbon dioxide and 3,50,000 litres of diesel over 10 years of operation. Powered by fast-charging lithium-ion batteries, the bus can run up to 250 km per day with opportunity charging, depending on the city’s traffic conditions, added the release.