Olectra begins heavy-duty electric truck trials

By Mike Brezonick19 April 2022

Olectra Greentech Limited, a Hyperbad, India-based manufacturer of electric buses, announced it has begun trials on a 6x4 heavy-duty electric tipper as part of its initiative to expand its product portfolio into the electric truck segment.

Olectra tipper Olectra Greentech’s 6x4 heavy-duty electric tipper. (Photo: Olectra Greentech)

Said to be the first of its kind truck in India, the Olectra tipper has a 220 km (137 mile) range on a single charge and incorporates a BYD electric powertrain and heavy-duty bogie suspension capable of delivering gradability of more than 25%, the company said.

“Being a pioneer in electric mobility in India, Olectra has now begun heavy-duty tipper trials,” said KV Pradeep, chairman and managing director. “This is the first of its kind truck in India.

“As the fossil fuel costs are skyrocketing, the electric trucks will be a game-changer in the segment. 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 realized the dream as promised earlier.”

Established in 2000, Olectra Greentech Limited, part of the MEIL Group, gas offered electric buses in India since 2015. It is also one of the country’s largest manufacturers of silicone rubber/composite Insulators for power transmission and distribution networks

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