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Old 11th February 2018, 10:25   #1
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Big shoutout to Eddy for shooting these pictures & his coverage of the Auto Expo. Thanks for sharing, man!

JBM Auto had announced their joint venture with European bus manufacturer, Solaris Bus and Coach S.A. back in July 2016. The JBM-Solaris JV would be investing Rs. 300 crore in the Indian market. At the Auto Expo, they launched their 100 % electric bus:
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The EcoLife electric bus will available in 12-metre and 9-metre variants with a seating capacity of 30-40 people depending on the variant:
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The buses have been designed, engineered and manufactured at the company’s manufacturing facility in Kosi, Uttar Pradesh using technologies shared by Solaris as part of the joint venture:
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The company also has plans to export the electric buses to other right-hand drive markets in the Commonwealth:
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The bus bodies are being built at company's Ballabhgarh plant near Delhi:
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The lithium-ion batteries for the bus are manufactured overseas using designs developed in-house at JBM Auto:
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The charging station:
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Also available is the pantograph charging option:
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A look at the seating layout on the inside:
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The driver's cockpit:
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Also on display was the Citylife diesel/CNG bus:
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The bus has a monocoque frame with tubular structure:
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The bus has 3 engine options - Cummins ISB 5.9 G Helios, Cummins ISC 8.3 G280 and Cummins ISBe 6.7:
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A look at the driver's cockpit:
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The bus has 1.4 Square meter flat area in the rear resulting in 8-10 more standing capacity:
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JBM Auto also displayed the Citylife bus for school kids:
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Seats for the school kids are different:
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