After Himachal Pradesh it is Mumbai’s turn to get electric buses.
The city’s Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking on Friday added four electric buses to its fleet. Six of these vehicles manufactured by the Goldstone group in association with China’s BYD has been purchased at a cost of Rs 10 crore, according to civic officials.
BEST officials said the buses will only ply in the vicinity of its Backbay Depot located near Nariman Point since electric charging points for the vehicles are only available here at the moment. “The buses will run 200 km on a single charge,” a BEST spokesman said. It would take three hours to fully charge the batteries in an electric bus.
In the first phase, the buses will connect Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Churchgate railway stations. Read More…