VECV unveils intercity electric bus to cover 500 km
VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) on Wednesday unveiled a range of vehicles, including an intercity bus that can travel up to 500 kilometer with a mix of depot and 30-40 minute opportunity charging during a journey. VECV, a joint venture of Volvo Group and Eicher Motors, unveiled 13.5 meter long electric intercity coach, Eicher Pro 2049 electric 4.9 T GVW Truck, which it claims to be the longest EV in the segment.
“It will cover around 300-350 kilometer on a single depot charge of about six hours and with an opportunity charge of 30-40 minutes during the journey, it can travel next 150-200 kilometer, ” VECV President for Bus Division Akash Passey said.
Meanwhile, Eicher unveiled LNG and CNG-based Eicher Pro 8055 truck that can switch to CNG fuel by a switch provided in the vehicle. Volvo Trucks showcased Volvo FM LNG 420 4X2 tractor. Senior officials of the company said the tractor is undergoing trials with leading e-commerce operators in long-haul hub-to-hub operations.