JBM Auto forms JV with Poland's Solaris for electric buses

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Auto component manufacturer JBM Auto announced a joint venture with Poland's Solaris Bus and Coach SA for manufacturing electric and hybrid buses in a BSE filing on Saturday. The company entered into a joint venture agreement on July 14, 2016, with Solaris Bus and Coach SA, Poland, JBM Auto. Earlier this year in February at the Auto Expo, JBM Auto had unveiled a fully electric bus 'Ecolife' which was developed in partnership Solaris Bus and Coach. The Eco-life will be manufactured in India using Solaris's technology. The vehicle will be powered by lithium batteries and run 150-200 km in 10-15 hrs of city bus operation. Once it gets into commercial production, Ecolife will be the second indigenous mass public transport product from JBM Group, the company had said. Solaris Bus and Coach is one of the major producers of city, intercity and special-purpose buses as well as low-floor trams in Europe. It started production in 1996 and has sold over 14,000 vehicles across 30 countries. It has a factory at Bolechowo near Poznan. (ANI)