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Default Goldstone BYD Electric Buses @ Auto Expo 2018

Big shoutout to .anshuman for shooting these pictures & his coverage of the Auto Expo. Thanks for sharing, man!

Goldstone Inftratech Limited showcased two of their electric bus offerings at the Auto Expo. The all-electric buses are manufactured under a partnership with China's BYD Auto Industry Co. Ltd. - the largest electric vehicle maker in the world.

Highlights:
  • Upto 10 Tons of CO2 emissions saved every 10,000 km over regular buses.
  • Buses already in service with Himachal Roadways and BEST, Mumbai.
  • 250 km range @ 70 km/h and full charge time of 4 hours.
  • Uses in-wheel motors, so they don't eat up into the cabin space.
  • Electronically controlled air suspension system as standard.

The stall welcomes you with a large sign of both the logos - Goldstone as well their partner BYD:
Goldstone BYD Electric Buses @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1551291728x2304.jpg

First up is the eBuzz K7 bus. It gets a big windscreen with opposite moving wipers, large rear view mirrors and separate low and high beams with fog lamps:
Goldstone BYD Electric Buses @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1551482304x1728.jpg

The front gets large Goldstone and BYD logos. The display bus is TS registered as the company is headquartered in Secunderabad:
Goldstone BYD Electric Buses @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1555272304x1728.jpg

The bus is 8,600 mm long, 2,465 mm wide and 2,930 mm tall. The wheelbase is 4,400 mm and the kerb weight of the bus is 9,500 kg:
Goldstone BYD Electric Buses @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1551572304x1728.jpg

The bus gets two doors and is designed for intra-city operations:
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Of the 50,000 km that were run commercially, 22,000 km were done by the Himachal Roadways and 28,000 by the BEST in Mumbai:
Goldstone BYD Electric Buses @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1551241728x2304.jpg

The driver gets all the controls in an ergonomic position. The bus gets a digital driver information display and another separate display that can toggle between all the on-board cameras including the reverse camera and navigation:
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The K7 gets 29 seats and an optional provision for one wheelchair. The seats are finished in a green and brown fabric - we hope the production-spec colours are not so loud:
Goldstone BYD Electric Buses @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1557082304x1728.jpg

The company's second offering is the eBuzz K9. It gets a slightly revised front fascia with the headlamps now arranged in a vertical fashion:
Goldstone BYD Electric Buses @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1558022304x1728.jpg

The driver's cabin is similar to the K7, however the steering wheel gets a dual tone silver and black finish. The dashboard also appears to be slightly bigger:
Goldstone BYD Electric Buses @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1554282304x1728.jpg

The K9 is 12,000 mm long, 2,500 mm wide, and 3,300 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 6,100 mm. It houses 39 seats. This bus was also air-conditioned:
Goldstone BYD Electric Buses @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1554192304x1728.jpg

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