Eicher rolls out 50,000th fully built bus from factory plant at Madhya Pradesh

Update On: Wed Jun 26 2024 by Gaurav Sharma
Eicher rolls out 50,000th fully built bus from factory plant at Madhya Pradesh

Eicher Trucks & Buses, a business unit of VE Commercial Vehicles, announced the rollout of its 50,000th fully factory-built bus from its Baggad Plant in Madhya Pradesh. The milestone vehicle is an Eicher Skyline Pro E electric bus. The electric bus is designed for urban environments and it integrates high-energy storing batteries with a reliable all-electric driveline, ensuring efficiency, cleanliness, and silent operations, the press release noted. 

The factory plant in Madhya Pradesh was built in 2013 and is spread across 43 acres to manufactures a diverse range of buses, including light, medium, and heavy-duty variants in diesel, CNG, and electric drivelines. Further this plant takes care of domestic and International markets catering to school, staff, Route Permit, Intercity & Tourist segments. VECV’s Bus Plant is also equipped with advanced robotic paint systems and certified for Integrated Management Systems, the press release noted. 

Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO of VECV, said, “VECV has consistently remained ahead of the curve with significant advancements that offer best-in-class products across segments and compliant with all regulatory norms. This milestone further underscores our dedication to shape the future of the Indian bus industry. We extend our gratitude to our dedicated team, esteemed customers, and channel partners for their unwavering support and making this achievement possible.”

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Going forward, Eicher Trucks and Buses remains committed to advancing alternative fuel technologies such as CNG, LNG, and HCNG (hydrogen compressed natural gas), alongside its electric vehicle initiatives. 

Eicher has also adopted strategies to achieve zero waste by reducing packaging waste and implementing safe disposal practices for hazardous materials. The Eicher plant operates on 42% renewable energy sources such as solar and mini-hydel, reflecting a proactive approach towards minimizing the environmental footprint. The plant was certified as Platinum Green Factory building by IGBC in 2016 and awarded Smart Factory of the Year in 2021.

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