Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently flagged off the Smart Electric Bus, an indigenous technology developed by KPIT (BSE: 532400, NSE: KPIT), at the Indian Parliament. This project was initiated by Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).
Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT) also partnered with the project to validate and ensure that the electric bus technology is safe, reliable, and well suited for Indian road conditions. KPIT’s Smart Electric Bus enables clean mobility and is aligned with the Indian government’s initiatives of Make in India, Smart Cities and Swachh Bharat. This full electric system for buses can be deployed to create new intelligent electric buses, as well as convert existing conventional fuel buses. It is a versatile system and a variety of existing bus types can be converted to electric buses. KPIT has 20+ global patents for this technology. Two such buses will be presented to the Indian Parliament for its members to experience green & intelligent technology as another step towards reducing Delhi’s pollution.
Speaking at the event, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, said, “With rising pollution levels and growing urbanization in the country, the government is committed to identifying and promoting sustainable solutions to make public transportation environment friendly while keeping it affordable. It is our effort to convert 1.5 lakh diesel buses into electric battery-operated buses, and we believe this Smart Electric Bus technology is an effective step toward that direction. This technology can be a potential game-changer for putting the ‘Make in India’ label on the world map.”