Ashok Leyland partners with ABB for electric buses

Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok Leyland announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ABB Power Products and Systems India Limited to expand the e-mobility ecosystem through electric bus transportation systems in India. 

Under the MoU, ABB Power Grids’ business in India will be responsible for engineering, installation and commissioning of the TOSA charging system, while Ashok Leyland will have the scope of manufacturing and supplying electric buses compatible with the technology.

The MoU defines the development of a pilot electric bus in which ABB will provide innovative flash-charge technology, TOSA. 

According to the company, the innovative technology tops up the battery in just seconds while passengers get on and off the bus.

N. Venu, Managing Director, ABB Power Products and Systems India Limited said, “We are pushing the boundaries of e-mobility with our flash-charging technology TOSA for buses to contribute to a cleaner, greener, and sustainable future.”

“The aim is to provide a zero local emission mass public transportation bus system with high passenger capacity. We are pleased to be working with Ashok Leyland in advancing responsible urban mobility,” he further added.

Speaking on the occasion, N Saravanan, Chief Technology Officer, Ashok Leyland, said, “In this journey, to stay competitive in our domestic and global markets, we are joining hands with ABB to use their world-renowned TOSA technology on our e-buses to take forward our vision of expanding in the EV space.”