Fresh Bus is rolling out 24 electric buses this month on the Bengaluru-Tirupati and Hyderabad-Vijayawada routes.
Fresh Bus, an innovative intercity EV bus service, has unveiled its first fleet of electric buses on the Bengaluru-Tirupati route, aiming to have over 1000 electric buses operating across India by 2026. The premium 12m coach with 45+ seats is now available for a special inaugural fare of Rs 399 per seat. Fresh Bus will soon launch services for the Hyderabad-Vijayawada route by the end of this month.
The bus service plans to expand its EV Bus platform to operate on the top 100 routes in India in the near future. Their electric buses have the capability to travel up to 400 km on a single charge, making them an efficient and sustainable option for long-distance travel.
Features of the electric buses
Fresh Bus is raising the bar for intercity travel in India with its smart electric buses. These innovative vehicles can travel up to 400 km at a maximum speed of 90 km/hour and can be fully charged in just 2 hours. Fresh Bus also offers a premium in-cabin experience with features like noise-free fully air-conditioned cabins, comfortable seating with a 45° recline, amenity kits, personal charging docks, Wi-Fi, and real-time tracking. With uniformed and friendly crew, IOT-enabled air-quality and temperature monitoring, and more.
Fresh Bus is committed to revolutionizing bus travel in India by prioritizing passenger safety and experience. To achieve this, they have strict safety guidelines, regular vehicle inspections, and well-trained drivers who undergo a rigorous vetting process. Fresh Bus also offers 24×7 real-time assistance through their app and customer support center. The fleet is equipped with enhanced safety features, such as regenerative braking, battery temperature sensors, CCTV surveillance, medical kits, onboard fire extinguishers, and a pink seat feature for female travelers.
Transport Minister’s response
The Fresh Bus team received congratulations on their launch from Mr. Nitin Gadkari, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways in India. He stated, “I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the amazing team behind this innovative venture and to ixigo for backing Fresh Bus’s vision of creating a professional, modern, pan-India sustainable inter-city bus operator, upholding our vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.”
He also added,“Electric vehicles are the future of transportation and new-age professional bus brands such as Fresh Bus will usher in a new era of travel that is cost-effective and green. This will also promote the ecosystem of Electric Vehicles and create new jobs for young tech professionals in our country. This is a testament to the fact that we can achieve sustainable development while promoting economic growth.”
Statements from the Founder of Fresh Bus
While speaking on the event, Founder of Fresh Bus, Sudhakar Reddy Chirra, said, “Fresh Bus will focus on premium quality and customer experience to make bus travel an elevated travel experience for all. We are initially launching 24 electric buses this month across Bengaluru-Tirupati and Hyderabad-Vijayawada. In the next phase, we will start services on top 100 routes across India covering routes from/to Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Pune and more. By the end of 2026, we expect to scale to 1000+ electric buses, set up 100+ charging stations pan-India and save over 4000 hectares of the forest!”
Fresh Bus is a modern inter-city EV bus service providing affordable, clean, safe & environment-friendly long-distance transportation in India. The Bengaluru-based startup raised ₹26 Crores in seed funding from ixigo. Fresh Bus is a full-stack, tech-enabled smart bus operator that builds and owns the customer experience end-to-end, including finding, tracking and booking their electrifc intercity buses via the FreshBus website.
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