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Hitachi ABB Power Grids teams up with Ashok Leyland in e-bus pilot

Smart e-mobility is still at a nascent stage in India.

Ashok Leyland unveils its first zero-emission electric bus that has been entirely made in India
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The e-bus will be provided by Ashok Leyland (File photo)

T E Narasimhan Chennai
Hitachi ABB Power Grids in India, listed on the stock exchanges as ‘ABB Power Products and Systems India Ltd.’, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ashok Leyland and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) for an e-mobility pilot.  The triumvirate will run an electric bus (e-bus) pilot for in-campus commuting by IITM’s students and staff.

The e-bus, which will incorporate Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ innovative flash-charging technology – Grid-eMotionTM Flash, will be provided by Ashok Leyland. IITM will host the infrastructure required to operate the flash-charging system for the e-bus.

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First Published: Nov 27 2020 | 1:41 PM IST

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