The first of a long series. Switch Mobility has indeed delivered the first batch of Switch EiV 22 electric double-decker buses to Brihan Mumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) in Mumbai, as reported by The Times of India.

The first delivery step is part of the Indian operator’s order for 200 electric double-decker buses. The Switch EiV 22 is primarily intended for intra-urban travel.

Switch Mobility’s e-bus for BEST

Switch EiV 22 is the first air-conditioned electric double-decker bus designed, developed and manufactured entirely in India. The manufacturer claims that the double-decker electric bus is equipped with the “latest technology, ultra-modern design, maximum safety and best-in-class comfort features, providing a range of 250 km“.

Going into the technical features, the EiV 22 electric bus is equipped with a permanent magnet AC synchronous motor with a peak power of 235 kW (140 kW continuous) and a maximum torque of 3100 Nm. The double-decker bus can be recharged from 1.5 hours to 3 hours, and Switch claims it can travel 250 km before requiring a recharge. This particular bus has a seating capacity of 65, plus the driver’s seat. The EiV 22 is powered by a 231 kWh, liquid-cooled, high-density NMC chemistry battery pack with a dual-gun charging system.

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