Happy birthday, Switch Mobility. The Anglo-Indian company (formerly Optare) celebrates one year of life and does so with satisfactory numbers: three hundred buses on the road, 650 vehicles ordered and 1,200 in the pipeline. In addition, the company has expanded its range of action and presence: today it is present in three countries and two continents, also opening the first plant in Valladolid, Spain.
And coming up in just a few days, in the setting of the European Mobility Expo in Paris (7-9 June) is the launch of the first 12-metre full electric bus.
Andy Palmer Vice Chairman and CEO of Switch Mobility Ltd, commented: «I am delighted with the progress we have made over the last 12 months. In a highly competitive sector, Switch has continued to grow, both in profile and in market share, and it is very pleasing that we are increasingly seen as a leading player in the industry. The investment interest we have garnered and the quality of partnerships we have formed are testament to that achievement. Our team of talented engineers have developed some of the most innovative vehicles and technologies currently available on the market, which continue to develop at pace. We have started 2022 well, building on last year’s momentum, and have an exciting 12 months ahead with the development of our site in Spain and further product launches, including our latest project at the European Mobility Expo in June, and electric LCVs in India».
Mahesh Babu, Director & CEO – Switch Mobility India, COO – Switch Mobility Ltd, commented: «Our focus is to provide efficient, clean, safe and lowest total cost of ownership value proposition for our customers. In India, the exponential 10x increase in order book with 600 buses and almost 1,200 in the pipeline is a testament of the trust built on our brand and our products. Switch EV buses in India have clocked over 7 million kms across the country, saving 45,00 tonnes of CO2, with a significant uptime of over 97%. Our ability to bring value, along with our strong channel and service workforce, will certainly help us to establish Switch as a key player in India».