Kolkata and Pune, India, 8 May, 2018 : KPIT (BSE: 532400, NSE: KPIT) a global technology company focused on providing technology solutions and expertise to Automotive and Transportation Companies and City authorities, today announced that, the Skyline Pro-E electric buses powered by KPIT's innovative electrification technology, 'REVOLO' started commercial operations for public transport in New Town Kolkata.
Mr. Debashis Sen, IAS, Hon'ble Addl. Chief Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal & Chairman -cum- Managing Director, of West Bengal Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (WB HIDCO) inaugurated the electric bus facility and announced the official 'start of operations' for the electric buses for public transport. These three electric buses is the beginning of sustainable public transportation in New town Kolkata and WB HIDCO will positively look towards increasing its electric bus fleet in the near future.
The electric buses will ply in New Town Kolkata on 3 routes covering 49 stops. They will operate in 2 shifts i.e. from 8 am to 12 noon and 4 pm to 8 pm.
Mr. Debashis Sen, Chairman - HIDCO flagging off operations of the electric buses
KPIT has created the necessary infrastructure at the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) bus terminus to maintain the buses. The facility includes, bus bays, charging stations, a maintenance office, workshop and a maintenance pit.
Dedicated facility for electric buses
Bus bays with charging stations
The 'Skyline Pro-E' electric buses are manufactured at Eicher Trucks & Buses' state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Indore, Madhya Pradesh where KPIT's indigenously developed electrification technology, 'REVOLO' is integrated on Eicher's industry leading bus platform - 'Skyline Pro'.
REVOLO is an innovative versatile electrification technology that can be applied to a large range of buses and other vehicle designs. It has been designed and developed in-house by KPIT. REVOLO has an unique architecture which allows it to operate on a lower voltage. It also does significant regeneration to have the maximum possible range with the smallest possible battery. The system is modular and designed for Indian conditions.
With the electrification technology and the buses being developed in India, these vehicles truly embody the 'Made in India, for India' promise.
Salient Features of Eicher Skyline Pro -E Smart Electric Bus
Eicher Skyline Pro Smart Electric Bus:
  • Zero Emission
  • Range of 177 kms on a single charge with AC
  • Best-in-class intelligent transport system
  • 9 metres long, air-conditioned buses
  • 36% regeneration leading to less than 0.8 electricity units/km
  • Compliant to highest safety standards, including ‘Nail Penetration’ test for batteries
  • Top Up Charger for enroute charging
Skyline Pro - E electric bus powered by REVOLO
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About KPIT Technologies Ltd.
KPIT (BSE: 532400, NSE: KPIT) is a global technology company specializing in providing IT Consulting and Product Engineering solutions and services to Automotive, Manufacturing, Energy & Utilities and Life Sciences companies. Together with its customers and partners, it creates and delivers technologies to enable creating a cleaner, greener and more intelligent world that is sustainable and efficient.
REVOLO is an innovative versatile technology that is compatible across different vehicle formats. The key components of the system include lithium ion batteries, electric motors, a power transmission unit and smart electronic control units. REVOLO powered buses are also supported with features such Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), mobile phone app for journey planning and ticketing, Wi-fi infotainment etc., providing the passenger a superior ride experience. KPIT has been working extensively in the alternative fuel technology space and has 20+ global patents for hybrid and electric vehicles and their key components.
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