NEW DELHI: In a push to green mobility, Olectra Greentech Limited (OLECTRA) has successfully begun 6×4 heavy-duty electric tipper trials here as part of its initiative to expand its product portfolio into the electric truck segment, the company said on Friday.
The new prototype of Olectra, which has its presence in electric bus manufacturing, is built on a heavy-duty electric tipper platform, it said in a statement.
According to the company, the Olectra tipper has a 220- km range on a single charge and is built with a heavy-duty bogie suspension tipper capable of managing gradability of more than 25 per cent (scaling slopes on roads with elevation, and ghat roads).
The electric truck manufacturing will be scaled up in the company’s state-of-the-art facility coming up on the outskirts of Hyderabad soon.
KV Pradeep, Chairman and Managing Director of Olectra, said, “Being a pioneer in electric mobility in India, Olectra has now begun heavy-duty tipper trials.”
He said that this is the first of its kind truck in India. “This breakthrough gives us immense pleasure and a moment of pride. As the fossil fuel costs are skyrocketing, the electric trucks will be a game-changer in the segment,” Pradeep said.
“This first of its kind tipper has many super performance features. As the market is looking for cost-effective and highly efficient tippers, the Olectra has finally realised the dream as promised earlier,” the Olectra chairman added.
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