Switch Mobility, the UK-based subsidiary of Ashok Leyland, formerly known as Optare Group, is working with Siemens to address the potential of the e-mobility market in India.
Switch Mobility and Siemens have entered into a memorandum of understanding towards building a technological partnership in electric commercial mobility.
The agreement aims to deliver cost-effective and sustainable e-mobility solutions to commercial vehicle customers in India. To achieve this objective, Switch Mobility will bring its electric vehicle experience while Siemens will offer its charging infrastructure technology.
“Switch Mobility has a strong pedigree in the commercial vehicle market in India and is ideally placed to promote our aspiration of zero carbon emission transportation,” says Dheeraj Hinduja, chairman, Switch Mobility. “With our experience of over 230 electric vehicles already in operation successfully in India and the UK we see immense growth opportunities for Switch’s expansion in India, Europe and many global markets.
“Our aspiration is to make electric products more affordable through this offering, which is also shared by Siemens, renowned for their rich technological pedigree in innovative engineering solutions.”
Nitin Seth, director, Switch Mobility, adds: “Our collaboration with Siemens will focus on key identified areas, which will be critical to propel ourselves, as an industry, towards clean and sustainable mobility solutions. Our overarching objective is to achieve the lowest Total Cost of Ownership and our endeavour with Siemens will focus on it to make e-mobility a compelling solution for businesses and environment in India.”