Switch Mobility has launched a new electric bus platform ‘Switch EiV 12’ for the Indian market with two variants – EiV 12 low-floor and EiV 12 standard.
Dheeraj Hinduja, chairman, Switch Mobility, says: “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”.
Mahesh Babu, director & CEO, Switch Mobility India, adds: “I am pleased to introduce Switch EiV 12 platform in India which is built on the experience of 50 million electric km globally. The products on this platform have been designed with cutting-edge technology to deliver delightful customer experience.’’
The Switch EiV range of buses have been configured to meet customer requirements for varied applications including intra-city, inter-city, staff, school and airport transfers. The buses are equipped with new generation, lithium-ion NMC modular batteries, specially formulated for the Indian market and climatic conditions. Switch says that the modular batteries increase the capacity per battery cell for the same weight, enabling higher range of kilometres – up to 300km/day with a single charge, and up to 500km/day with dual fast-charging.