JBM Debuts Ecolife & Galaxy Electric Buses At Bus World 2023

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Based in Gurugram, JBM Electric Vehicles, an electric bus producer in India, has displayed its Ecolife all-electric city bus and Galaxy luxury coach at Bus World 2023 in Brussels. This unveiling also signifies the company’s entry into the European Union market, offering a range of products and services designed to deliver comprehensive e-mobility ecosystem solutions.

JBM Electric Vehicles is the lead enterprise of the JBM Group from India, which boasts a valuation of US$ 2.6 billion. SK Arya, the Group’s Chairman, and Nishant Arya, its Vice Chairman, unveiled the buses. Currently, the company has orders for 5,000 electric buses, which are being deployed or are in the process of execution across various global locations for diverse uses. With an annual production capacity exceeding 20,000 buses, JBM Electric Vehicles has established one of Haryana, India’s largest exclusive electric bus production units. They are optimistic about meeting the escalating demand.

In the past half-decade, JBM has recorded over 100 million e-kms and served more than 1 billion passengers. Their goal for the next 3-4 years is to achieve over 1 billion e-kms and serve more than 10 billion passengers.

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During the launch of JBM Ecolife and JBM Galaxy at Bus World 2023 in Brussels, Nishant Arya, Vice Chairman and MD of JBM Group, stated their mission revolves around setting new sustainable standards to decarbonize both city and inter-city travel. He expressed his pride in their accomplishments, emphasizing the new product launches as a testament to their commitment to Europe. Both Ecolife and Galaxy, he mentioned, are crafted to ensure safety and efficient operation, offering customers great value.

Nishant Arya also highlighted their plans for market expansion, emphasizing their continued investment in the growing Indian market. The company recognizes different regions’ unique public transportation needs and customizes solutions accordingly.

JBM has been dedicated to shaping an inclusive and smart EV ecosystem named JBM E-Verse. This ecosystem harmoniously integrates electric vehicles, battery tech, power infrastructure, rapid charging facilities, and power electronics, which can be tailored to different global locations. The company’s modular approach, rapid market entry, and leading position in India are credited to this ecosystem.

Regarding their high-tech electric buses, the JBM Ecolife and Galaxy models are fitted with their unique Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). This system aids drivers by detecting potential hazards and minimizing driver mistakes. The buses also feature an array of advanced safety measures such as emergency braking, collision warnings, lane departure warnings, and more. Additionally, they are equipped to guard against cyber threats and feature systems like alcohol interlock installation. The buses also have fire detection systems and a 360-degree camera.

The company highlights that its buses are designed with lightweight, monocoque entirely stainless steel bodies. They also boast state-of-the-art features like Intelligent Transport Systems in line with EU standards and advanced telematics. JBM believes they have transformed public transportation by offering superior electric buses that set new standards in comfort, safety, affordability, and innovation. All bus models offer various customization options and features to adapt to varying needs.

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