Switch Mobility exhibited two Metrocity midibuses at BUS2BUS in Berlin last month. Switch says that Europe is a key market for the company and its first facility being built in Spain will focus on the production of Switch’s new 12m bus designed for the European market.
It is based on a monocoque design to reduce weight and increase efficiency, which Switch claims will be the lightest widely available 12m bus in the market.
Peter Freedman, chief marketing and sustainability officer, Switch Mobility, says: “We are delighted to be present at such a prominent event as BUS2BUS to showcase our Metrocity bus and preview our exciting, next generation 12m vehicle. Breaking ground on our first site in mainland Europe last month was a key milestone in our growth story and Europe is a significant market for Switch.
I’m confident that Switch will play an important role in supporting Europe’s charge to green mobility, using advanced technology to make travel easier, cleaner and more efficient. Our upcoming 12m bus is a significant next step in this endeavour and I am incredibly excited for its formal launch in June.”