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Ashok Leyland, ABB in e-mobility MoU

The ABB technology called TOSA avoids the need to take the vehicle out of service for recharging every few hours or having a replacement bus ready, thus minimizing the size of the fleet while increasing passenger carrying capacity, an official statement said.

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Last Updated: Jan 09, 2020, 04.32 PM IST
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NEW DELHI: Hinduja Group flagship - Ashok Leyland and ABB Power Products and Systems India Limited have entered in a partnership to develop a pilot electric bus-based on innovative flash-charge technology which tops up the battery in just seconds while passengers get on and off the bus.

The ABB technology called TOSA avoids the need to take the vehicle out of service for recharging every few hours or having a replacement bus ready, thus minimizing the size of the fleet while increasing passenger carrying capacity, an official statement said.

“We are pushing the boundaries of e-mobility with our flash-charging technology TOSA for buses to contribute to a cleaner, greener, and sustainable future. The aim is to provide a zero local emission mass public transportation bus system with high passenger capacity. We are pleased to be working with Ashok Leyland in advancing responsible urban mobility,” said ABB Power Products and Systems India Managing Director N Venu.

Ashok Leyland will develop and manufacture electric buses with ABB’s flash-charging technology along with operational support and service.

ABB Power Products is responsible for planning, design, engineering installation and commissioning of the TOSA charging system under the MoU. Ashok Leyland will have the scope of manufacturing and supplying electrics buses compatible with TOSA technology, the statement said.

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