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28 Jan 2015

INDIA IS MAKING THE SMART MOVE BY CHOSING GREEN BUSES AND BRT FOR THEIR 100 SMART CITIES PLAN

INDIA IS MAKING THE SMART MOVE BY CHOSING GREEN BUSES AND BRT FOR THEIR 100 SMART CITIES PLAN Buses are getting smarter—and greener—in anticipation of smart cities. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s proposal to create 100 smart cities has prompted commercial vehicle manufacturers to line up buses and vans of the likes that have never been seen in India. Expected to hit Indian roads soon are an articulated bus and two low-floor hybrid buses from Tata Motors Ltd, the electric bus Optare Versa from Ashok Leyland Ltd, and Toyota Motor Corp.’s 10-seater van HiAce. Articulated buses, also known as banana buses or bendy buses, have two single-deck compartments that are linked by a pivoting joint. Commonly used all over Europe, they allow operators to carry more passengers.



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05 Nov 2014

DAIMLER LOOKS TO REPLICATE TRUCKS SUCCESS IN BUSES IN INDIA

Global commercial vehicle major Daimler is looking to replicate the success of its trucks business in India in the bus segment as well, with its new bus plant in the country slated to be operational by second half of next year. "In the second half of next year, we will launch buses under the Mercedes Benz and Bharat Benz brands. Indian bus market is huge. (Bus operations) will be fully comparable to what we have achieved in trucks in India," Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) Managing Director and CEO Erich Nesselhauf told PTI.



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