Ashok Leyland unveils India's first indigenous electric bus

Posted on:18 Oct 2016 18:04:47

Ashok Leyland unveils India's first indigenous electric bus
18 October 2016 Current Affairs GK: Ashok Leyland Ltd has unveiled its Circuit Series electric bus. They are India’s first such indigenously made vehicle on 17 October 2016.

The buses are designed and engineered in India. They are specifically developed for Indian road conditions.

The zero-emission vehicle will be offered on multiple platforms and enjoys a subsidy under the government’s Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles (FAME)scheme. It can travel 150 km on a single charge.

FAME-India scheme : The Union Government had launched Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles (FAME) – India Scheme on 1 April 2015.

The scheme was launched with an aim to boost sales of eco-friendly vehicles in the country. It is a part of the National Mission for Electric Mobility.

The scheme envisages providing 795 crore rupees support till 2020 for the manufacturing and sale of electric and hybrid vehicles.

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