VE Commercial Vehicles Limited completed a year of a successful run of its 100 per cent electric buses in Kolkata. The Eicher Skyline Pro e-buses have been deployed with West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (WBHIDCO) and have served over 1.6 lakh kilometres, carrying 1.3 lakh passengers till date.

The three Eicher Skyline Pro e-buses operating with WBHIDCO, deployed in May 2018, have been operating seven days a week, covering 140 km per day and delivering 98 per cent uptime. The e-buses ply within the New Town Area connecting various corners of the neighbourhood till New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) bus terminus. KPIT, the service provider has installed charging stations and a workshop at NKDA bus depot and Shapoorji Bus Depot.

Commenting on this milestone, B Srinivas, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Buses, VE Commercial Vehicles, said, “The country is at the cusp of a new revolution in transportation and is moving swiftly towards electro mobility. Our deployment for public transport at Kolkata and its successful journey is a testimony of our strong resolve towards environment-friendly mobility solutions. Together, with the support infrastructure, we have been able to achieve great results with WBHIDCO.”

Eicher has bagged another order of 40 e-buses to be delivered to BEST, Mumbai in this year. The company is also actively participating in tenders floated by various State Transport Undertakings and other government agencies.

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