Jindal Stainless partners with JBM Auto to roll out over 500 energy-efficient electric buses

Bhubaneswar, March19, 2024:Pioneering eco-mobility revolution in India, Jindal Stainless, India’s largest stainlesssteel manufacturer, is partnering with JBM Auto Ltd., the country’s largest electric bus manufacturer, for fabrication of over 500 energy-efficient and light-weight stainless steel electric buses. Jindal Stainlesswill provide JT Tubes, made up oflow-carbon, chromium-manganese austenitic stainless steel to JBM Auto. The material, also denoted as N7 in Bureau of Indian Standards specification, 6911, has three times the strength of the carbon steelcurrently used to fabricate buses.JBM Auto, with an order book of over 5000 electric buses, is progressing in a transitional manner towards fabricating its electric buses from the earlier used, carbon steel to stainless steel now. This would result in lightweighting, enhanced performance, higher strength and durability of the buses.

Commenting on this development, Managing Director, Jindal Stainless, Mr Abhyuday Jindal, said, “We are glad to be a part of shaping the future of sustainable mobility in India. Lighter vehicles improve energy consumption, thereby reducing the carbon footprint of the transport sector. Additionally, the corrosion-resistant nature of stainless steel mitigates the need for regular repairs and maintenance, thereby turning out to be the most cost effective solution on life cycle basis. Through our association with JBM Auto,we look forward to furthering our mission to contributing to greener modes of public transport.”

 Adding to this, Vice Chairman &Managing Director, JBM Auto Ltd, Mr Nishant Arya, said, “Our commitment to innovation is driven by embracing smart, connected, autonomous, and shared mobility solutions. Clean mobility is our guiding principle, and we are dedicated to driving EV adoption while creating an end-to-end electric mobility ecosystem. Our mission is to provide intelligent electric vehicles with robust infrastructure support, making EVs the most sustainable mode of public commuting. I am confident that our collaboration with Jindal Stainless will act as a catalyst in achieving our mission.”

 Currently, JBM Auto is also working towards transitioning its export orders for electric buses, into energy-efficient stainlesssteel buses.The material will be supplied through Jindal Stainless’ domestic service armspecialising in customisation and value addition, Jindal Stainless Steelway Limited (JSSL). The JT Tubes, provided by JSSL, will be used in making the superstructure of the buses, tailored for domestic operations in Telangana and suitable to combat its corrosive environment. JBM Auto will commence fabrication of stainless steel buses this month.

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