Startup Nunam Technologies, which makes energy storage devices, will partner with Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) to run a pilot for the implementation of a battery prognostics and health management system for e-buses, accelerator programme organiser WRI India said.
Nunam Technologies and a software company specialising in commercial fleet electrification Microgrid Labs have select by the electric bus Better e-Bus Challenge accelerator programme of World Resources Institute India (WRI India).
The programme is support by the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) E-Bus Mission.
The selection of the two firms for the programme facilitates them to pilot their solutions with partner government entities.
Nunam Technologies will partner with Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Undertaking in Mumbai.
The company will pilot the implementation of a battery Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) system for e-buses.
WRI India said in a statement :
Both firms will get implementation support of up to $50,000 (approx. Rs. 40 lakh) and also receive expert guidance.
Statement Said :
The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) said it will launch its first-ever electric bus on June 1 on the Pune-Ahmednagar route on a day when the state-run transport body will enter the 75th year of its operations.
MSRTC is one of the biggest state-own public transport undertakings in the country with a fleet of over 16,000 buses.
The loss-making corporation had ferrying over 65 lakh passengers daily before the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020.