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    Auto Expo 2023: JBM Auto Unveils electric Luxury Coach JBM GALAXY

    JBM Auto on Wednesday launched its first self-designed and self-manufactured electric luxury coach 'Galaxy' here at Auto Expo 2023.

    Continuing its mission to transform public mobility and expand its business in the emerging electric vehicle sector, JBM Auto today launched India’s first completely designed and manufactured 100% electric luxury coach, the JBM GALAXY at the Auto Expo 2023. The company has also showcased three new products in its electric bus series that cater to diverse platforms like city, staff, and school segments.

    The luxury coach was unveiled by S.K. Arya, Chairman, and Nishant Arya, Vice Chairman, of JBM Group. JBM Auto is the flagship company of the USD 2.2 billion global Indian conglomerate, JBM Group. This launch of JBM’s luxury coach marks a historic shift for the coach industry, so far dominated by foreign players, and conforms to the government’s "Make in India '' initiative.

    With over 1000 JBM electric buses plying in over 12 states across India, the company has clocked 50+ million e-kms and served over 100 million passengers till date.

    Nishant Arya, Vice Chairman, JBM Group, said, "This is a momentous occasion for us as we enter the long-range electric luxury coach segment. This launch completes our product offering in the commercial passenger segment that will contribute to sustainable and efficient public transport across the country."

    “The new range of electric buses will address the growing market requirements, especially those of fleet owners who are looking for sustainable, safe, reliable, and profitable operations. We believe that this segment will continue to grow exponentially over the next few years. JBM Group is the only player in the Indian market to offer an entire EV ecosystem and is committed to investing in green mobility solutions and best-in-class technology. We shall also be investing in upgrading our current plants and setting up new plants to cater to the growing demand from our customers."

    JBM Galaxy coaches have been designed with convenience, style, comfort, safety, and performance in mind. The 12-meter, high-floor coaches are equipped with the latest infotainment systems, modern utilities like Wi-Fi, mobile charging ports, comfortable reclining seats, saloon lighting, and the best-in-class safety features. With a seating capacity of 45 passengers, the new coaches are powered by high energy density, advanced chemistry lithium-ion batteries, offering a range of up to 1000 km daily.

    JBM has been a pathbreaker in the e-mobility segment and has redefined public transportation through its best-in-class, modern, and technologically superior electric buses that have established benchmarks in passenger comfort, safety, affordability, and innovation, reflecting the key ethos of JBM products. All four types of buses are equipped with a series of customizable options and adaptable features.

    The JBM Group has been working purposefully and has been a pioneer in building a comprehensive and intelligent EV ecosystem that seamlessly integrates electric vehicles, battery technology, power infrastructure, fast charging infrastructure, and power electronics and has expertise in customizing them based on various geographies across the globe. JBM electric buses, a growing number of which are currently deployed across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar, Goa, Telangana, etc. under the FAME scheme, amongst other customers.

    The company said its electric bus fleet will travel 1 billion e-km in the next three years.

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