Now Mumbaikars will also be able to travel in electric buses, BEST has placed the biggest order of 2,100 buses

Moving towards electric vehicles, BEST is now taking a new step to increase electric buses for public transport in Mumbai. Apart from being friendly to the environment, electric vehicles also greatly reduce the cost of operating vehicles. To promote green mobility, BEST has finalized the bids of Olectra Green Tech. Under this, Olectra will supply 2100 electric buses in a span of 12 months. EVEY, a subsidiary of Olectra Green Tech, will purchase these 2100 electric buses either directly or through its special purpose vehicle.

BEST aims to electrify 50 per cent of the vehicles in its portfolio by the end of 2023. This means that the company is targeting more than 2000 electric buses. It will have 900 AC electric double-deckers. The company aims to be 100 percent electric by the end of 2027.

The value of this order is Rs 3675 crores, which is the largest order ever in the history of Indian electric mobility. Olectra has also taken up the maintenance of these buses during the contract period. These buses can run for about 200 km on a single charge.

KV Pradeep, Chairman and Managing Director of Olectra Greentech Limited, said, “We will deliver the buses as per schedule and provide the best-ever mobility experience to the citizens of Mumbai.” The company has already built 40 electric buses for BEST in Mumbai. driving buses.

Let us tell you that recently, according to the news agency ANI, the Delhi government has started 150 electric buses for the residents of Delhi. Delhi currently has two e-bus depots at Mundela Kalan and Rohini Sector 37 for the maintenance of these buses. The first electric bus of Delhi Transport Corporation was launched in January. The Chief Minister of Delhi had said that 300 such electric buses would soon be included in public transport in the city. At present, more emphasis is being laid on the manufacture and use of electric vehicles in the country, which is better for both environment and money saving.

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