Indian Commercial Vehicle Builder Debuts Hybus, Seeks Gov't Incentives

Hybus will be the country’s first bus that works on both compressed natural gas and batteries.

Published: 07-Jan-2010

New Delhi -- Ashok Leyland Ltd, India’s second largest commercial vehicle maker, has urged the government to provide incentives to help it promote hybrid buses in the Indian market.

“We expect the government to provide financial support to make commercial production viable,” managing director R. Seshasayee said at the launch of the Hybus, the country’s first bus that works on both compressed natural gas and batteries.

Ashok Leyland is betting on the technology getting cheaper but says that in the interim, the government must play a role in helping companies bring down costs.

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