JBM Auto Bags the Best Innovation (EV segment) Award at the 8th World Auto Forum Awards

Bangalore: JBM Auto, the flagship company of the USD 2.20 bln JBM Group, was awarded the Best Innovation award under the EV Maker Category for its ECO-LIFE electric bus at the 8th World Auto Forum Awards on 9th January 2021. The qualifications for the awards were as stringent as they have always been, and it was bigger and better this time. The winners this year showcased the Platinum performances from across the Automotive ecosystem.

JBM being a key player in the EV industry, it has done a remarkable job which has been acknowledged by the industry, along with the Neutral experts of IIT Delhi. The highly-experienced and distinguished jury of the forum makes the selection process very tough, making it the most transparent and inclusive.

An ecstatic Mr Nishant Arya, Executive Director, JBM Group, said, “I am really honoured and grateful to the World Auto Forum for considering JBM for this prestigious award. I am equally grateful to the esteemed jury panel for the recognition. Winning this award under such an excellent team is both a privilege and prestigious thing for JBM. I thank each one of those who contributed to this innovation and my family for their continuous support. This honour encourages us to stay on the path of innovation for the times to come.”

ECO-LIFE, a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV), saves around 1,000 equivalent tonnes of carbon dioxide and 350,000 litres of diesel over 10 years of running of a bus. ECO-LIFE, powered by fast-charging lithium batteries, can run 125-150 kms on a single charge, depending upon the city’s traffic conditions.

JBM’s focus has been a one-stop solution provider in the Electric Vehicles segment by providing a complete ecosystem solution for E-mobility i.e. Electric Bus, Battery Technology, Charging Infrastructure based on the Operating Pattern within the city. ECO-LIFE comes with lithium batteries that are chargeable through a fast plug-in charging system. Offering a completely flexible solution, the electric bus technology is adaptable to the city bus operation depending on demographic and geographic conditions.

The features of the bus include Fast-charging Lithium Batteries, Plug-in Charging System, Traction Motor, Corrosion-resistant Ladder Frame Chassis, Mobile charging socket with every seat, Stop Request Button for passengers, Public announcement system, Air-conditioning system, Ergonomically-designed touch screen dashboard for driver comfort, Live camera, centrally-monitored system, Passenger Information System (PIS) connected to GPS, emergency safe stop buttons, Fire extinguisher in bus, Electro Pneumatic controlled entry doors, Fire Detection & Suppression System, Electronic Braking system, Emergency Exit Doors and Large windows aiding 360-degree panoramic view inside-out.

ECO-LIFE is manufactured at the company’s hi-tech facilities in Faridabad (Haryana) and Kosi (Uttar Pradesh). These plants have an installed capacity to manufacture 2000 buses annually. ECO-LIFE has a corrosion resistant ladder frame structure to ensure maximum strength and minimum weight, matching global standards for safety in case of front/side collision and rollover accidents. ECO-LIFE also incorporates other utility features such as Passenger Information System (PIS) connected to GPS, Vehicle Health Monitoring System, Battery Management System, Fire Detection & Suppression System, etc.