The first electric bus contract from Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) has been bagged by GreenCell Mobility Private Limited. This contract is awarded under the Government of India’s Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME-II) scheme for procurement of inter-city electric buses.
According to GreenCell, the buses in this case will travel 600 km per day, the highest for any electric bus in the country. The 43-seater state of the art buses will be equipped with advanced features such as automatic transmission, electronically controlled air suspension, smart air filtration system, anti-lock disc braking system (ABS) and connected features including GPS, Wi-Fi, CCTV.
For the Eversource Capital promoted GreenCell Mobility, set up as an an eMaaS platform ( electric mobility as service) for India, this is the first state contract bagged by the firm. The objective is to establish a green travel tourist circuit between various cities in Rajasthan including Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, while also connecting them to Delhi and Agra. The Delhi-Jaiur- Agra circuit is widely known as the golden triangle, in the tourism trade.