Karnataka to convert 35,000 buses to electric vehicles by 2030: state transport minister

Karnataka to Convert 35,000 Buses Into Electric Vehicles by 2030: State Transport Minister

Following in the footsteps of Delhi and Maharashtra, Karnataka is also looking to introduce an all-electric fleet in the state by the end of this decade, state Transport Minister B Sriramulu told the Assembly on Wednesday. The Minister issued this statement while replying to a question asked during Question Hour. According to the minister, the state has not procured any electric buses so far, but they are being run on contract basis. However, going forward, Karnataka will soon convert buses to electric vehicles.

Karnataka Transport Minister B Sriramulu, during his reaction in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, assured that all 35,000 buses in the state will be converted to electric vehicles by 2030. According to the Minister, BMTC is currently running 90 electric buses. From December 2021.

According to a PTI report, the minister also highlighted the rising prices of diesel. He mentioned that a diesel bus costs Rs.50. 68.53 per km, while contract electric buses cost Rs. 64.67 per km.

The state is running 90 electric buses for 12 years from December 2021 under the Smart City project, while the state has ordered 300 electric buses under the Central Government’s Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid and) Electric Vehicles – FAME II scheme. minister

The cost per km of these buses is Rs. 61.90. 75. They have started operations from 15 August 2022.

In May this year, the Delhi government approved the induction of 1,500 low-floor electric buses in the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) fleet. Meanwhile, Maharashtra’s Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has also added electric buses to its fleet.


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