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Goldstone-BYD reveal electric bus made in India

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  1. Two

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    BYD and their JV partner Goldstone Infratech in India have revealed their first joint product, an electric minibus. The ‘eBuzz K6’ has been presented in Delhi and can carry 18 passengers over a range of 200 kilometres on one charge.

    BYD has expanded to India as it joined Goldstone Infratech to form BYD-Goldstone for local manufacturing. Their first product has been unveiled on World Environment Day.

    Powered by Li-ion phosphate batteries, the eBuzz K6 offers a range of up to 200km has a maximum charging time of 4 hours through 3-phase AC charging. The electric motors develop 180KW of power and 1,500Nm of peak torque.

    The company’s electric buses are being manufactured in India by Goldstone Infratech. The first five of these eBuzz K6 buses shall be exported to Nepal to serve on Lumbini Tourism routes. A rollout in India and other neighbouring countries is to follow later.

    BYD and Goldstone had won a large part of a competitive tender to build electric buses for the government recently. Furthermore, BYD plans to build a factory in India for domestic production of electric buses.

    https://www.electrive.com/2018/06/06/goldstone-byd-reveal-electric-bus-made-in-india/
     
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    All of them are very good, but please remove the decorations. Thanks. I don't know if Nepal can accept these decorations.

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    More electric buses are good for the country and infrastructure.
     
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    The buses are dressed like brides with flowers..anyways well done India and China for this feat..!
     
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    Problem is ..where is groom....:lol:
     
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    There are two buses!
    One male one female8-)
    One with heavy decoration is female:p:
     
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    Tell me, do you like this bus or these decorations?
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    Decorations
     
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    The decorations are only for the inauguration, not used during service.
     
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    https://economictimes.indiatimes.co...on-china-anant-geete/articleshow/64467579.cms

    NEW DELHI: India will soon be able to manufacture lithium-ion batteries and will not be dependent on China for importing the key component used in electric vehicles as the government accords "top priority" to pushing e-mobility, Union Minister Anant Geete said today.

    The minister said steps have already been taken up by the government to start manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries in India. "At present the world needs to import lithium ion batteries from China and Rs 50-60 lakh is only the cost of the battery (for buses). If the battery cost is reduced the total cost of electric vehicles will become affordable and commuters will also have to pay less," Geete told reporters here on the sidelines of launch of electric bus by Goldstone-BYD.

    He further said, "My ministry has made efforts in this direction and soon we will be able to manufacture lithium-ion batteries in India."

    The minister launched Goldstone-BYD's 'eBuzz K6' electric feeder bus, the first made in India electric bus to be exported to Nepal.

    A panel headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha had recommended commercial use of ISRO's lithium-ion battery technology under the 'Make In India' initiative for electric vehicles, official sources said.

    Besides, the minister said a "good policy" is being formulated under the FAME II scheme to boost electric mobility in the country. He said there is a need to migrate from petrol and diesel to electric mobility in view of rising pollution concerns.

    The minister said the government has accorded top priority to convert public transport to electric mobility under FAME II. Replying to a query on the expression of interest (EoI) floated earlier for electric buses, Geete said, "We received EoIs from 10 states and around 400 buses have been allotted to these 10 states. However, Delhi did not accept it, this is the reality and therefore we were unable to allot electric buses to Delhi."

    According to the minister, demand has to come from state government and the Centre can only provide incentives. "Therefore the initiative has to come from the state," Geete said.

    The department of heavy industries had in December last year sanctioned Rs 440 crore to 11 states for procurement of electric buses, electric taxis and e-autos as a pilot project under FAME India scheme for public transportation.

    Joint Secretary in the Heavy Industries Ministry Vishvajit Sahay said the government looks forward to value addition in India by Chinese EV major BYD so that it becomes eligible for incentives by the government.

    BYD has a tie-up with Goldstone Infratech in the country. Elaborating on the company's plans in India, Executive Director of BYD Zyang Jie said: "We are going to introduce and adopt the latest technology (in electric mobility) to India, make the product in India and export overseas."
     
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    BYD rules. :D:D

    Among all BYD bus models, India chooses K6? :lol::D

    It will take India at least 5 years to be able to produce lithium-ion battery cells on a commercial scale.

    And that is after billions of dollars worth of investment in technologies, equipments, manpower and so on.

    Then India needs to import from China the four key components that make up a cell: cathode, anode, electrolyte and seperator.

    Even if India somehow manages to produce its own cathode materials etc, it still has to buy lithium salts(lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide....), battery grade copper foil etc from China.

    The truth of the matter as it currently stands is that India does not yet mine a single gram of lithium. :D
     
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    I don't understand what's his problem with flowers
    Looks like he's got flower phobia!
    Some girl must have rejected his proposal!:sick::rofl:

    I like both!:enjoy:

    Buses with decoration are not bad:P
     
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