Chennai, Jan 9 : Ashok Leyland, flagship of Hinduja Group, and ABB Power Products and Systems India Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the public e-mobility space, to expand the eco-system for efficient and greener electric bus transportation systems in India.
The MoU outlines a partnership to develop a pilot electric bus based on ABB’s innovative flash-charge technology, TOSA, which tops up the battery in just seconds, while passengers get on and off the bus.
This avoids the need to take the vehicle out of service for recharging every few hours or having a replacement bus ready, thus minimizing the size of the fleet, while increasing passenger carrying capacity.
“We are pushing the boundaries of e-mobility with our flash charging technology TOSA for buses to contribute to a cleaner, greener, and sustainable future. The aim is to provide a zero local emission mass public transportation bus system with high passenger capacity'', said Mr N. Venu, Managing Director, ABB Power Products and Systems India Limited.
Ashok Leyland will develop and manufacture electric buses with ABB’s award-winning TOSA flash-charging technology along with operational support and service. (UNI)