To reduce pollution and the temperature levels, the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has been mulling to operate electric buses in Tirupati-Tirumala route. The first electric bus belonging to Goldstone Company worth Rs.3 crore reached Tirumala via Tirupati few hours ago with company representatives, RTC and TTD officials.
After the trial runs, a report will be sent to RTC headquarters to take a final decision on pressing the buses into use. On a fully-charged battery, the buses will travel around 300 km. This bus has many features such as taking complete care to the environment and there will be no harmful emissions. It is safer with battery management system technology and reliable with longer battery life time. This electric bus has been equipped with efficient disc braking system powered by ABS and power assisted steering system.