EKA Mobility, an electric vehicles & technology company, and a subsidiary of Pinnacle Industries Limited, today announced the acquisition of a significant order of 57 electric buses from the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC). This collaboration marks a major step towards enhancing public transportation infrastructure in the region and promoting clean mobility solutions. These electric buses will benefit approximately 1,33,15,200 passengers every year.
The deployment of these 57 electric buses is expected to save a gross of 33704 tonnes of CO2 emission as compared to diesel buses and is equivalent to planting 102134 trees. With this order, EKA’s order book has grown significantly, with more than 500 electric buses and 5000 electric light commercial vehicle orders in the pipeline.
Each e-bus by EKA Mobility is indigenously designed to offer a comfortable and sustainable commuting experience, contributing to reduced carbon emissions, and promoting a sustainable future. This fleet of e-buses is equipped with advanced features, including state-of-the-art battery technology and cutting-edge safety measures, ensuring a reliable and efficient transportation solution for the municipality and its residents.
Speaking at the occasion Dr. Sudhir Mehta, Founder & Chairman of EKA by Pinnacle Mobility Solutions, said, “We are proud to collaborate with the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation as their preferred partner for electrifying their bus fleet. This order signifies a significant milestone for EKA Mobility and reflects our commitment to ‘Making in India, for India & the world’. Our demo product was successfully inspected by MBMC’s team recently and is a testament to the fact that design and making in India is now a reality. We look forward to commencing the deliveries in the coming months, which will further fortify our partnership with Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation and help in environment-friendly mass mobility for the city of Mumbai.”
The 57 e-buses ordered by the MBMC will be manufactured at EKA Mobility’s state-of-the-art smart, lean facility, adhering to the highest quality standards. The buses will feature spacious interiors, comfortable seating, air-conditioning, and advanced passenger amenities to ensure a delightful travel experience. Additionally, the e-buses will be equipped with intelligent charging infrastructure to support efficient operations and minimize downtime.
The adoption of electric buses by the MBMC aligns with the government’s vision of transforming India into a sustainable and electric mobility hub. It serves as an exemplar for other municipalities across the country to embrace eco-friendly public transportation options and contribute to the nation’s ambitious climate goals.
EKA Mobility is an automotive and technology company that will introduce sustainable, profitable & efficient new energy commercial vehicles across the country. The company has also developed a 9-meter city bus on a hydrogen fuel cell platform, that is uniquely designed and optimized to suit Indian road transportation needs. Going forward, the company plans to introduce multiple electric and hydrogen fuel-cell bus variants, along with an e-LCV range.