How this Indian tech company dreams big in the global e-bus market
EKA believes that India will become the largest exporter of EVs in the next few years
and the Indian bus market which was around 80,000 units a year pre-COVID
will be 60%-70% (50,000 units) electric by the next 5-7 years, the company said.
Pune: Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing and technology company EKA, which on Saturday unveiled its first electric bus EKA E9.
and the Indian bus market which was around 80,000 units a year pre-COVID,
will be 60%-70% (50,000 units) electric by the next 5-7 years.
EKA E9, expected to be launched by July this year, comes with a li-ion battery
Electric motor that generates maximum power of 200 KW and torque of 2500 NM.
EKA claims that the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the bus developed in India
The company expects to get a homologation certificate in the next 30 days.
In the next few years, the EV maker is also likely to add vehicles with Hydrogen technology to its portfolio
Meanwhile, it wants to primarily focus on e-buses, ranging from 7 metres going up to 13.6 metres
The other players in the e-bus market include Olectra Greentech, BYD, Switch Mobility, JBM, and Tata Motors.