By MT Bureau| Nov 27, 2020

Hitachi Joins Ashok Leyland And IIT Madras For An E-mobility Solution

Hitachi ABB Power Grids today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ashok Leyland and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) for an e-mobility pilot.

The trio will run an electric bus service within the IITM campus for the students and staff to support sustainable in-campus commuting. Ashok Leyland will provide the bus. It will incorporate Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ innovative flash-charging technology called Grid-eMotion while IITM will host the infrastructure required to run the e-bus.

Managing director of Hitachi ABB Power Grids in India, N Venu said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Ashok Leyland and IITM to provide a zero-emissions mass public transportation bus system through our award-winning technology, localized for the Indian market.”

Development of India’s EV charging infrastructure and an increase in the sale of EV’s is critical for the shift towards sustainable transport solution in India. Deployment of e-buses brings the technology to India’s rural and urban areas and help in scaling up EV adoption.

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