India: Ashok Leyland and CCBSS launch electric bus service in Chandigarh
Ashok Leyland and Chandigarh City Bus Services Society CCBSS launched the first electric bus service in the city. The flag-off was done by the Governor of Chandigarh Union Territory, VP Singh Badnore.
The company has bagged an order for 40 electric buses under the FAME-II scheme. They will provide service within the route plans set by the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU). On average, this fleet of 40 buses will save approximately 6.5 lakh litres of fuel while reducing carbon emissions to the tune of 1700 tonnes, annually.
Ashok Leyland will operate and maintain the fleet end to end and the charging infrastructure will be developed across four locations in the Tri-city. These charging stations will be developed by Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm, Switch Mobility, in partnership with Siemens.