Olectra Greentech Ltd, part of the industrial conglomerate MEIL, announced that it has started testing a large 6x4 electric dump truck as part of its expansion into the electric truck segment.
The company said in a statement, “Pioneer and market leader in electric bus manufacturing, Olectra has now entered into the manufacturing and this prototype is built on a heavy-duty electric tipper platform.
The first type of Olectra tipper in India has a range of 220 km on a single charge and is equipped with a rugged bogie tipper capable of managing gradability over 25% (scaling slopes on roads with elevation and ghat roads).
Founded in 2000, Olectra is part of Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL). The company introduced an electric bus in India in 2015. It is also India's largest manufacturer of silicone rubber/composite insulators for power transmission and distribution networks.
Chairman and managing director, KV Pradeep said on the occasion, “Being a pioneer in electric mobility in India, Olectra has now started heavy-duty tripper trials. This is the first of its kind truck in India. This breakthrough gives us immense pleasure and a moment of pride.”