Pinnacle arm, EKA unveils electric bus

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 02 Apr 2022


EKA, an electric vehicle manufacturing and technology company, and a subsidiary of Pinnacle Industries, unveiled its 9-metre pure electric and zero-emission bus, EKA E9.

The E9, EKA’s first battery-electric bus, features a new streamlined vehicle design, maximized power and range due to its monocoque stainless steel chassis and complete composite structure. With a TCO ownership (TCO) lower than existing ICE-powered buses, EKA E9 promises to deliver sustainability and profitability to all stakeholders, the company said.

The bus was unveiled at the hands of Aaditya Thackeray, minister of tourism, environment and protocol, and Dr. Sudhir Mehta, chairman, EKA and Pinnacle Industries.

The EKA E9 comes with both front and rear air suspension with ECAS. With 2500 mm width, 31+D +Wheelchair (equipped with wheelchair ramp), the bus offers space for passenger (seating + standing) movement. The low entry / exit steps are ergonomically designed with kneeling features with lowest 650 mm floor height, making them extremely comfortable and accessible for the elderly, children, women and specially-abled passengers. The enhanced ergonomics in driver’s cockpit, auto-drive feature, power-assisted with tilting and telescopic steering and all in one central console, provides riders and drivers with a smoother riding experience.

The EKA E9 features a smiley front layout, stylish waver side panel and bigger glasses for panoramic views, giving it a more welcoming and futuristic appeal. The E9 is powered by an electric motor that generates maximum power of 200 KW and torque of 2500 NM, offering faster acceleration, more hp, greater traction power, industry-leading reliability, along with 17 percent gradeability to can tackle any terrain and a regenerative braking system.

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