Olectra to supply electric buses to Thane Municipal Corporation.
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Olectra to supply electric buses to Thane Municipal Corporation.

Olectra will supply 55 12m buses and 68 9m electric buses to Thane Municipal Transport Undertaking.

Olectra Greentech Limited and EVEY Trans Private Limited have received an order of 123 electric buses from Thane Municipal Transport Undertaking. EVEY Trans Pvt Ltd received a letter of Award, and it will procure the e-buses from its subsidiary, Olectra.

Olectra will deliver 123 electric buses to Thane Municipal Corporation in nine months. The total order value is ₹185 crores. As per the contract, the company will maintain the buses for 15 years.

Out of all the 123 e-buses, 55 will be 12m buses, and 68 will be 9m buses.

  • 55 12-metre buses(45 AC and 10 Non-AC)
  • 68 9-metre buses(26 Air Conditioned, 42 Non-AC)

All the 12-metre buses will have a 200 km range and a seating capacity of 39 plus a driver. The 9-metres buses will have a 160 km range and a seating capacity of 31 plus a driver. The e-buses will take four hours for a complete charge.

Mr. K V Pradeep, Chairman and Managing Director, Olectra Greentech Limited, said, “We feel happy to get another order from the state of Maharastra. With this, our presence expanded to another city, Thane. We are already operating Electric Buses in Pune, Mumbai, and Nagpur in the state. In Maharastra alone, our Olectra E-buses have clocked over three crore kilometres and significantly reduced carbon emissions. Our E-buses are running all the corners in India. The Olectra E-buses clocked over seven crore kilometres on Indian roads.”

Not only Thane, but the company is operating electric buses with various State Transport Undertakings (STU), such as Pune (PMPML), Mumbai (BEST), Gandhi Nagar (GSRTC), Goa, Deharadun, Surat, Ahmedabad, Silvasa, Nagpur, etc.

Olectra has partnered with BYD for EV technology. Currently, the company manufactures 7m, 9m, and 12m AC electric buses. Its flagship bus K9 offers up to 300km range and has a top speed of 70 km/h. It has a seating capacity of 39 people. It also supports fast charging.

Also Read: Ola Electric opens EV centres in Pune, Chandigarh, Chennai, and Delhi.

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