Gujarat Energy Development Agency

(A Government Of Gujarat Organization)

150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
Battery Operated Vehicle

Battery Operated Vehicle


Due to the toxic emissions train diesel and petrol vehicles, the air pollution in our cities has reached alarming levels, The increasing vehicle population is also consuming our scarce oil serves, To overcome these difficulties, BHEL Jve developed ELECTRAVAN - A SMOKELESS, NOISELESS, OIL FREE BAT POWERED VEHICLE.

This employs no IC engine & no oil to operate. Instead it is run by an electric motor, powered by a pack of rechargeable tract ion batteries positioned in the vehicle Itself, The power transmission takes place through though conventional gear box and differential. Gear box and differential. The speed is controlled by an Electronic Chopper Controller and gear changing. In all other respect such as steeering braking, gear box and clutch arrangements etc. Electravans ate similar to conventional diesel or petrol vehicles. Therefore they need no extra training to drive.

Optional battery withdrawal arrangement is provided with facilities for removal of discharged batteries and fitting of charged ones within few minutes at the battery charging stations.

In view of the obvi6us advantages of Electravans, Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Sources, Government of India, gives a cash subsidy to the buyers. Electravan usage is being increasingly favoured to fight the menace of air pollution in urban areas, industries & institutions.


  • Freedom from highly discomforting noise & vibrations so common in diesel vehicles.

  • Recurring savings of petrol or diesel.

  • Ideal vehicle to keep environment clean.

  • Ideally suited as public transport in congested areas, hospitals, factories, wild life sanctuaries, airport, schools & places of historic Importance.

  • No engine related maintenance expenses & much lesser maintenance OPI chassis pails due to absence of vibrations.



Range per charge 70 Kms.
Max. Speed 40 KMPH
Gradability 10%
Energy Consumption 0.5 KWH / Km.



Gross Vehicle Weight 3860 kgs. Approx.
Battery Weight 1100 Kgs. Approx
Pay Load Capacity 1000 Kgs. Approx
Seating Capacity 15 + 1
  • CHASSIS Light weight chassis and body with 3 forward and one reverse gear.
    96V, 300AH Lead acid traction batteries housed in steel trays with acid resistant coating.
    20 HP Separately excited DC- Traction motor
    Electronic chopper controller
    Speedometer, battery voltmeter, battery ammeter, visual indication lamps, emergency off switch.
    Quick battery replacement system to change discharged batteries by charged ones.
    Note: Once continues improvements are taking place in the product design, specification are subject to changes without brief notice.


  • Intra – City commuter service
  • Tourist resorts, bird sanctuaries, zoological parks.
  • Airport shuttle service
  • Government departments.
  • Industrial establishments, townships / satellite colonies.
  • Postal service
  • Mobile Banking Services
  • Milk delivery / grocery services
  • Golf clubs, schools, colleges / institutes welfare centers.
  • Courier service and mobile kitchen services.
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