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Electric buses to ferry Indian MPs

The lithium-ion-powered buses received by the Indian Parliament from the Road transport ministry are the first prototype developed by KPIT Technologies, Pune, working together with the Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT). The “Go Green” bus has been converted from diesel to electric and the technology was entirely developed in India.


On this occasion, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, highlighted the urgent need of finding solutions to fight against pollution and welcomed the use of environmentally-friendly and cost-effective electric buses to achieve this objective. He also recalled the global commitment of all nations, taken at the COP21 conference in Paris, to reduce the utilization of fossil fuels.


Modi also mentioned that the battery powered bus is one of the initiatives of his “Make in India” campaign. Twenty other projects are currently part of the set of pilots currently implemented by CIRT. If the project proves successful, large scale conversions of diesel buses to electric are envisaged.





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