50 electric buses to be deployed across Maharashtra from June by GreenCell Mobility



GreenCell Mobility is planning to deploy 50 electric buses for intercity travel across Maharashtra from 1st June. Marking the commemoration day of Maharashtra Regional State Transport (MSRTC)’s foundation, these buses will be running on Pune-Ahmednagar route and covering the cities, namely Kolhapur, Nasik, Aurangabad and Solapur.
These electric buses, dubbed ‘Shivai’ will be introduced across the state in stages. The 10 buses will ply between Pune and Aurangabad as an extension of the Pune- Ahmednagar route; around 12 buses will run on the Pune-Kolhapur route; 18 buses will operate between Pune-Nashik and 10 buses will cover the Pune-Solapur route.
Powering the electric buses will be a Lithium-ion battery that takes around 90-120 minutes to get fully charged. These buses will come equipped with an air-conditioned cabin. Approximately 3,743 tons of CO2 emissions will be avoided with these buses.
“With these e-buses 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”, says Ashok Agarwal, MD and CEO of GreenCell Mobility.
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.


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