Switch launches electric bus platform for India
Switch Mobility is launching its electric bus platform for the Indian market, called SWITCH EiV 12. The announcement of the new vehicle for India follows last week’s reveal of the company’s new SWITCH e1 electric bus at the European Mobility Expo, a bus designed for the European market.
The model is available in two variants, EiV 12 low-floor and EiV 12 standard. The company currently has an order book of over 600 buses.
The vehicle is embedded with proprietary, connected technology solutions, ‘Switch iON’, enabling remote, real-time diagnostics and monitoring services, as well as digital battery management tools. The EV architecture of EiV platform is common with the recently launched European Switch e1 bus. The buses are also equipped with a new generation of modular batteries with advanced lithium-ion NMC chemistry, specially formulated for the Indian market and climatic conditions. The modular batteries are advertised to offer up to 300 kms/day with a single charge, and up to 500 kms/day with dual gun fast charging.
Mr. Dheeraj Hinduja, Chairman, Switch Mobility, said: “The launch of our next generation electric bus platform in India is an important milestone for Switch Mobility. Our aspiration is to make electric products more accessible in India, UK, Europe and many Global markets, contributing significantly to the rapidly growing zero carbon mobility. With a strong heritage and proven expertise of the Hinduja group and Ashok Leyland in the commercial vehicle market, we are confident that through more such offerings of electric buses and soon to be launched electric light vehicles, we will accelerate our vision to be at the forefront in this evolving market.”
Mr. Mahesh Babu, Director & CEO – Switch Mobility India, COO – Switch Mobility Ltd, said: “I am pleased to introduce Switch EiV 12 platform in India which is built on the experience of 50 million electric kms globally. The platform has a unique, advanced, global EV architecture to deliver superior efficiency, safety, and reliability. The products on this platform have been designed with cutting-edge technology to deliver delightful customer experience. I strongly believe that Switch iON connected vehicle platform, offers multiple solutions to our fleet operators, to enhance the business value proposition. Our team is working actively to bring out multiple products as part of the Switch electric intelligent vehicle platform in the near future.”