Team-BHP > BHP India > Commercial Vehicles


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 4th November 2018, 23:13   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
TusharK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,865
Thanked: 14,624 Times
Default Ashok Leyland Circuit-F electric bus caught testing

Thanks to Tech Autogram for sending this video in. Heartfelt gratitude for sharing it with other enthusiasts via this Team-BHP page!

Ashok Leyland's Circuit-F electric bus has been caught testing on public roads. The bus looks similar to the Circuit-S, which was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.

Ashok Leyland Circuit-F electric bus caught testing-al-circuitf.jpg

"S" in Circuit-S implies "Swappable" battery. Therefore, "F" in the name Circuit-F suggests that it might have a "Fixed" battery. The Circuit-F has triple pod headlamps and tail lamps and is finished in a blue and white livery. Unlike the Circuit-S, the Circuit-F has a mesh-type rear fascia. The bus also has sliding passenger windows which suggests that it is the non-AC variant.

The Circuit-S bus ranges from 9-12 meters in length with a seating capacity of 25 to 35. The bus is propelled using an AC motor coupled with a 2-speed automatic transmission. It comes equipped with a swappable lithium-ion battery pack that is housed at the rear of the vehicle and has a maximum range of 50 km on a single charge. Recharging the battery requires 1-2 hours on fast charger or 8 hours on a regular charger.

Ashok Leyland has collaborated with Sun Mobility to develop these electric buses. Details about the Circuit-F model are currently unknown.

TusharK is offline   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th December 2018, 14:28   #2
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 636
Thanked: 391 Times
Default Re: Ashok Leyland Circuit-F electric bus caught testing

Not sure if this is the right thread to put this information at; however one of my friends sent the below pic of a fully electric bus being tested in Pune.

Ashok Leyland Circuit-F electric bus caught testing-img20181205wa0001.jpg
ObsessedByFIAT is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 6th December 2018, 09:03   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
silversteed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Electri-City
Posts: 2,212
Thanked: 1,889 Times
Default Re: Ashok Leyland Circuit-F electric bus caught testing

Quote:
Originally Posted by ObsessedByFIAT View Post
Not sure if this is the right thread to put this information at; however one of my friends sent the below pic of a fully electric bus being tested in Pune.
It certainly is not the right thread, because this is an Olectra-BYD (formerly Goldstone-BYD) bus and not Ashok Leyland Circuit
silversteed is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 11th March 2019, 09:48   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
tharian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SBC
Posts: 2,907
Thanked: 4,206 Times
Default Re: Ashok Leyland Circuit-F electric bus caught testing

Spotted this AL bus being piggy backed towards Hosur from Krishnagiri on the highway. Looks like an electric which I guessed it was because of the graphics on the body.
Attached Thumbnails
Ashok Leyland Circuit-F electric bus caught testing-img_2521.jpg  

tharian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th March 2019, 17:31   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
silversteed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Electri-City
Posts: 2,212
Thanked: 1,889 Times
Default Re: Ashok Leyland Circuit-F electric bus caught testing

Quote:
Originally Posted by tharian View Post
Spotted this AL bus being piggy backed towards Hosur from Krishnagiri on the highway. Looks like an electric which I guessed it was because of the graphics on the body.
It's probably headed to Ahmedabad, for the BRTS operated by AJL. AL had won the tender to supply 50 electric buses to AJL.
Link to news item
silversteed is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ashok Leyland acquires 26 percent equity in UK bus maker fx45 Commercial Vehicles 8 23rd May 2018 07:21
Ashok Leyland Circuit-S Bus @ Auto Expo 2018 Rehaan Commercial Vehicles 1 12th February 2018 10:14
Ashok Leyland Circuit launched; first India-made Electric bus dZired Commercial Vehicles 12 28th October 2016 18:10
Ashok Leyland to be renamed as Hinduja Leyland? Ashley2 Commercial Vehicles 8 15th April 2011 13:14
Ashok Leyland DTC bus catches Fire !! Car-Agey Commercial Vehicles 1 24th March 2010 14:12


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 04:24.

Copyright 2000 - 2019, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks