TNI || New Delhi || 18th April 2022
As part of its initiative to develop and grow its product line into the electric truck category, Olectra Greentech Limited officially began 6×4 heavy-duty electric tipper testing last week on Friday.
Olectra, the forerunner and dominant player in electric bus manufacturing, has now entered truck manufacturing with this prototype constructed on a heavy-duty electric tipper platform, the company said in a statement.
The Olectra tipper is India’s first-of-its-kind truck, with a 220-km range on a single charge and a heavy-duty axle suspension tipper qualified to run at gradability of more than 25%.
Manufacturing will be ramped up in the near future at a state-of-the-art plant on the periphery of Hyderabad.
As a leader in electromobility in India, Olectra has now commenced heavy-duty tipper trials, confirmed KV Pradeep, Chairman and Managing Director. This truck is the first of its kind in India.
This achievement brings them great joy and a sense of accomplishment. As the cost of fossil fuels rises, electric trucks will be a game-changer in the market. This tipper comes with a slew of high-performance features.
Olectra has finally realised the vision as announced earlier, since the market seeks cost-effective and highly efficient tippers, Pradeep stated.