The Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Nitin Gadkari attended an event and Dr Sudhir Mehta, Chairman, EKA & Pinnacle Industries Ltd showcased him EKA E9, the first Made-in-India electric bus.
EKA E9 is the first battery-electric bus of the company. The bus has a complete composite structure and a monocoque stainless steel chassis. At once, the bus can carry up to 21 passengers only.
The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of E9 is much lower than the busses running on the roads of the country currently which come with a combustion engine-powered (ICE).
E9 is powered by an electric motor which can deliver maximum energy of 200 KW and it comes with both rear and front air suspension. The low floor of the bus is 650 mm. The bus has a wheelchair ramp for people who need it.