In what may be a major boost to the electric vehicle in transport segment in India, Hitachi Energy is all set to introduce an innovative flash-charging technology that will be able to top up charge electric buses within 20 seconds, from several hours currently. A pilot project will be launched at IIT Madras, in association with Ashok Leyland within a month's time.
According to industry sources, players like state-run NTPC, Olectra, JBM Auto and Green Cell Mobility too are keen on this technology. If it works, it will be a huge push for the planned EV expansion in urban India.
The e-bus from Ashok Leyland will incorporate Hitachi Energy’s innovative flash-charging technology – Grid-eMotion Flash – and run in IITM.