Tuesday, May 17, 2022

GreenCell Mobility to deploy first intercity e-bus for MSRTC on 1st June

50 buses will be deployed soon on four Intercity routes under MSRTC 

3,743 tons of CO2 zero tailpipe emissions avoided over lifetime of these buses 

Mumbai, 16th May 2022: Starting June 1st, GreenCell Mobility, offering electric mobility as service platform, would run the first intercity e-bus for Maharashtra Regional State Transport (MSRTC) from the city. Marking the commemoration day of MSRTC’s foundation, the bus would be running on the Pune- Ahmednagar route. These electric buses, dubbed ‘Shivai’ will be introduced across the state in stages. 

GreenCell Mobility would be deploying 50 such electric buses for intercity travel across Maharashtra for MSRTC in the cities of Pune, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Nasik and Solapur soon. Ashok Agarwal, MD& CEO, GreenCell Mobility, on the occasion said,” With these e-bus the aim is to promote green and sustainable public transport in the state. We are very happy to partner MSRTC in this effort and look forward to providing passengers with a comfortable, safer, and greener way of travel.” 

GreenCell Mobility will create ‘green routes’ with Twelve-meter buses in the state; over time 10 buses will ply between Pune and Aurangabad as an extension of the Pune- Ahmednagar route; while 12 buses will run on the Pune – Kolhapur route; 18 buses will operate between Pune – Nasik and 10 buses between Pune- Solapur. These buses will be able to run 250 km in single charge and will be fitted with Li-ion battery with fast charging capability (90-120 minutes). These will be Standard Luxury coaches’ suitable for local transport and will have an air-conditioned cabin. A total of 3,743 tons of CO2 zero tailpipe emissions would be avoided over lifetime of these buses. 

Electric bus adoption has gained traction in India and multiple cities with state governments having embarked on the journey of electrifying their bus-based transport system. This has been further accelerated by the Government of India’s Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India (FAME) Phase – II scheme. 

About GreenCell Mobility Pvt. Ltd:

GreenCell Mobility (GreenCell) has been set up to become a leading pan-India shared electric mobility player by leveraging proven global experience, developments in e-mobility technology, and the Government of India’s strong push for electrification of transportation in India. GreenCell has been promoted by EverSource Capital, the fund manager of India’s pioneering climate impact fund. EverSource Capital is an equal joint venture between Everstone Group, one of Asia’s premier investment groups with assets in excess of US$6 billion across private equity, real estate, credit, climate impact investments and green infrastructure and venture capital; and Lightsource bp, a global leader in development and management of solar energy projects.

GreenCell is building a platform to provide Electric Mobility-as-a-Service (eMaaS), initially using electric buses and delivering the core value proposition of cheaper non-polluting on-demand shared transportation, charging infrastructure, and enabling products for the e-mobility value chain.

For more information, please visit www.greencellmobility.com

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