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Make in India: Ashok Leyland launches India's 1st electric bus

The bus is a zero-emission, non-polluting vehicle, created specifically for Indian road and passenger conditions

T E Narasimhan  |  Chennai 

Commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland on Monday launched India’s first Made-in-India electric bus. The company has invested Rs 150-200 crore to develop this.

Ashok Leyland owns an UK firm, Optare, which is a leading alternate technology player, especially in electric bus manufacturer. “This new series is developed in India and is the next generation technology,” said Vinod K Dasari, managing director. The vehicle would cost around Rs 1.5-3 crore, depending on the batteries and seats, says company officials. Upfront cost is high, but it can deliver payback to the ...

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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 23:55 IST
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