KPIT Technologies Ltd has announced that it has been recognised with the ‘Promising Transport Innovation Award’ at the International Transport Forum (ITF) 2016 Summit in Leipzig, Germany. KPIT won the award for its ‘REVOLO’ electrification technology for buses that enables clean urban mobility. The global technology company said it was felicitated for its innovation that also converts diesel buses into electric.
REVOLO is a versatile system, designed to work across different bus formats, KPIT said. The key components of the system are lithium-ion batteries, electric motors, power transmission unit and smart electronic control units. The Smart Electric buses have multiple features including Intelligent Transport Systems, mobile phone app for journey planning and ticketing, and Wi-Fi infotainment, which provide a superior ride experience.
KPIT’s first electric bus with REVOLO was flagged off in India, in December, 2015. Two such buses are currently operating at the Indian Parliament for its members to experience green and intelligent technology, the company noted. KPIT added that it is currently working with multiple bus manufacturers/partners in India, South East Asia, Africa and South America to bring this technology to market.
Kishor Patil, Co-founder, MD and CEO, KPIT, said the company is honoured to receive this recognition from the ITF, which firmly establishes its commitment to create sustainable technologies. KPIT’s smart electric system for buses is a pollution-free and affordable solution which can be deployed at a very large scale, added Patil.
The ITF Promising Transport Innovation Award is said to recognise innovations that have the potential to significantly improve the quality, performance, user experience, accessibility, sustainability or inter-modality of the transport. The awards were instituted by ITF, an inter-governmental organization which acts as a think tank for transport policy with 57 member nations. ITF is an administratively-integrated entity of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.