EKA E9 electric bus is completely designed & manufactured in India. The sale will begin soon.
EKA, an EV manufacturing & technology company and a subsidiary of Pinnacle Industries, received the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) certification from ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) for its first electric bus, E9.
EKA completed all the required functional and safety testing and approvals to achieve the CMVR certification, which is a critical step for the company to start trials and sales of the 9m electric bus, EKA E9, to customers in the coming months.
EKA E9 runs a proprietary in-house developed operating system software that is tested for reliability and ensures application-based configuration of the vehicle. It has a seating capacity of 31 passengers and also accommodates a wheelchair with a foldable ramp.
It has a range of 200km and can be used for multiple applications such as city buses, staff carriers, and school buses.
The EKA E9 electric bus has a monocoque steel chassis and complete composite structure, offering maximum power and range. The total cost of ownership will be lower than ICE buses.
The bus has safety features like an autonomous driver assistance system (ADAS), cameras, an emergency stop button, and disc brakes.
Now EKA will announce the price of the electric bus and start taking orders soon.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Sudhir Mehta, Founder & Chairman, EKA by Pinnacle Mobility Solutions, said, “This is another milestone achievement for EKA as we are excited to see our customers start to operate our vehicles. We started EKA with a vision to bring sustainable, reliable, and efficient mobility solutions, starting with the electrification of commercial vehicles, and public transport, especially the bus sector. Having passed all certification tests in this short time frame is a truly monumental achievement by the whole team. We now look forward to ramping up our production and delivering our electric buses to our customers.”