Bangalore local city startup has come forward with an initiation to convert its locally used diesel buses into electrically-run buses. Ummm! Sounds interesting! Lets read more about it!
The startup named Cell Propulsion has signed an agreement with the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation(BMTC) to work on the conversion of the buses from diesel to electric. Not only will its work on assisting the BMTC in reducing its costs of purchasing additional electric buses, but also give benefit to the city’s environment. This firm that aims to build electric vehicles was one of the three firms to get the Better Bus 2018 award from WRI India and FedEx which earned them funding of $50,000 and mentorship.
As per the co-founder’s, one bus would cost an estimated around Rs 35-45 lakh and will run on 150-kilowatt/hour lithium-ion batteries which will be good enough to run approx. 200 kilometres in a single charge with the highest speed of 60 kmph.
You can see these converted buses on roads by next month. While the mechanical conversion of these buses is happening at BMTC’s workshop, Shanti Nagar and the rest of the configuring and programming of electronic elements of these buses is happening at the startup’s facility at Electronic City.