Chief Minister of Delhi Shri. Arvind Kejriwal flagged off JBM ECO-LIFE 100% electric bus on trial run on 17th January from Indraprastha Bus Depot. The trial run is in line with Delhi’s plans to induct electric buses for public transportation in the state. The bus will be on trial on Route E44 (Pragati Maidan to IP Depot via ITO, Safdarjung, Ashram) of 27 Km. JBM has also set up the bus charging facility at the Indraprastha depot for the purpose with a fast-charging station that will facilitate seamless trial run of the electric bus.
ECO-LIFE electric bus, a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV), manufactured by JBM Auto Ltd. saves around 1000 equivalent tons of carbon dioxide and 350,000 litres of diesel over 10 years of operation. This is a huge evolution from how public transportation operates in India. ECO-LIFE, powered by fast charging lithium-ion batteries. per day with opportunity charging, depending on the city’s traffic conditions. These buses are equipped with all modern features like Real Time Passenger Information System (PIS), Panic Buttons for emergency, Automatic Bus Vehicle Location System, CCTV cameras, public address system, stop request buttons to name a few.
· Fast charging Lithium Batteries
· Plug-in Charging System
· Traction Motor
· Corrosion resistant Ladder Frame Chassis
· Mobile charging socket with every seat
· Stop Request Button for passengers
· Public announcement system
· Air conditioning system
· Ergonomically designed touch screen dashboard for driver comfort
· Live camera, centrally monitored system
· Passenger Information System (PIS) connected to GPS
· Emergency safe stop buttons
· Fire extinguisher in bus
· Electro Pneumatic controlled entry doors
· Fire Detection & Suppression System
· Electronic Braking system
Real Time Passenger Information System shall keep the location of the bus updated for the passengers traveling in the bus. Safety features such as CCTV cameras have been installed inside the bus that will aid in the uninterrupted surveillance of activities inside the buses. Passengers can use the stop request button to alert the driver to stop the bus at the upcoming bus stop. JBM ECO-LIFE bus incorporates other utility features such as Vehicle Health Monitoring System, Fire Detection & Suppression System, public address system etc. 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.