GreenCell Mobility, offering electric mobility as service platform, is running the first intercity e-bus for Maharashtra Regional State Transport (MSRTC) from Pune. These electric buses, dubbed ‘Shivai’ will be introduced across the state in stages. GreenCell Mobility would be deploying 50 such electric buses for intercity travel across Maharashtra for MSRTC in the cities of Pune, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Nasik and Solapur soon.
GreenCell Mobility in partnership with PMI Electro Mobility Solutions Private Limited, a leading ‘zero emission’ commercial vehicle manufacturer is in the process of deploying 700 state-of-the-art electric buses along with the charging infrastructure across the cities of Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Agra, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Mathura, Gorakhpur, Prayagraj, Jhansi, Moradabad, Bareilly, Shahjahanpur and Aligarh in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
This contract, awarded by Directorate of Urban Transport, Government of Uttar Pradesh, comes under the Government of India’s Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME-II) program with the nodal agency as DHI and is among the first to be implemented in Uttar Pradesh. This will lead the way for electric bus adoption in the state and lay the foundation of sustainable public transport.
The company is driving this through four special purpose vehicles namely- Shyama Shyam City Bus operations Pvt. Ltd.; VSK City Bus operations Pvt. Ltd.; Vaasudeo City Bus operations Pvt. Ltd. and Tirthankar City Bus operations Pvt. Ltd.