New Delhi, 7 February 2024: Eicher Trucks and Buses, a division of VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) Limited, delivered six Eicher Skyline PRO E 9M Staff AC Electric Buses to the Indian Army. These deliveries support the Indian Army’s transformative initiative to deploy environment friendly and sustainable transportation for staff and troop movement. They will also be used for ceremonial purposes. The buses are 9 meters long and can seat up to 38 passengers. They are equipped with a 230 kWh battery pack that provides a range of up to 250 km on a single charge. The buses also have a top speed of 80 km/h.
The formal handover ceremony took place at the prestigious Manekshaw Centre in Dhaulakuan, New Delhi. It occurred in the distinguished presence of Lieutenant General MV Suchindra Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VSM, Vice Chief of the Indian Army, and other senior officers from the Indian Army.
Mr. Vinod Aggarwal, Managing Director and CEO of VECV expressed his gratitude, stating, “We honorably collaborate with the Indian Army, offering sustainable and eco-friendly transportation. This exemplifies Eicher’s commitment to sustainability. We look forward to continuing to actively support the Indian Army’s transformative vision for sustainable and green mobility.”
Eicher has designed the Skyline PRO E 9M Staff AC Electric Buses, proudly exemplifying the Make in India initiative. It has built them on established electric vehicle technology. The fully air-conditioned bus comes with all air suspension providing better comfort, safety features and enhances passenger and driver experience.
The innovative Uptime Centre connects all Eicher vehicles, ensuring a best-in-class aftermarket experience. Utilizing AI/ML capabilities, it enables remote diagnostics and predictive diagnostics. Integrated with India’s leading ‘My Eicher’ fleet management platform, these vehicles provide valuable real time performance insights. Eicher’s extensive network across the country comprises 850+ touchpoints, including 425+ authorized service centers and 8000+ retail centers. ‘Eicher Site Support’ complements this network at 240+ locations, providing seamless assistance. It commits to providing comprehensive service support. They provide driver and technician training, ensure prompt parts delivery, and facilitate convenient annual maintenance contracts.
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