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

The milestone vehicle is an Eicher Skyline Pro E electric bus.

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Eicher rolls out 50,000th fully built bus from manufacturing 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. Designed for urban environments, it integrates high-energy storing batteries and a reliable all-electric driveline, ensuring efficiency, cleanliness, and silent operations, the press release noted. 

Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VECV, stated, “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.”

Inaugurated in 2013, and situated across 43 acres in Baggad, Madhya Pradesh the   factory 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. 

 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.

Looking ahead, 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. 

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