Pune based KPIT Technologies is a multinational corporation which specializes in IT consulting and product engineering. On Thursday, the company announced that it was nominated among eight finalists from 157 international applicants for the prestigious Union Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) 2016 grant on the theme 'Energy for sustainable transport'. The company was also awarded with a certificate of appreciation for its indigenous electric bus technology, Revolo that enables clean urban mobility and was also invited to speak at the event.
The UN-DESA Energy Grant is a capacity building initiative launched and managed by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA). This program is titled as the ‘Powering The Future We Want’. Under this initiative, it offers a grant to fund capacity development activities in energy for sustainable development.
Revolo is a versatile system, which is compatible across different bus formats. The components of the system include lithium ion batteries, electric motors, a power transmission unit and smart electronic control units. Revolo-enabled buses are also supported with features such Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), mobile phone app for journey planning and ticketing, Wi-fi infotainment etc. providing a superior ride experience that can help encourage faster adoption of public transport.
KPIT’s first electric bus with this technology was flagged off by the Honourable Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in December 2015.
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KPIT's this technology has also been awarded by ‘The Promising Transport Innovation Award' At the International Transport Forum (ITF) 2016 Summit in Leipzig, Germany for its electric bus technology ‘Revolo’. ITF is a part of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
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