After having unveiled, at European Mobility Expo 2022 in Paris, its e1 electric bus model for the European market, Switch Mobility today launched its electric bus platform SWITCH EiV 12 for the Indian market (the two models have the EV architecture in common).
This next-generation E-Bus, backed by over 10 years of EV expertise, will address the growing bus segment in India. Available in two variants – EiV 12 low floor and EiV 12 standard, these buses offer the best in reliability, range and comfort. The company says it currently has an order book of over 600 buses.
Switch Mobility EiV 12 electric bus launched in India
SWITCH EiV 12 is embedded with proprietary, connected technology solutions, ‘Switch iON’, enabling remote, real-time diagnostics and monitoring services, as well as digital battery management tools. The EV architecture of EiV platform is common with the recently launched European Switch e1 bus.
The Switch EiV range of buses have been configured to meet customer requirements of varied applications like intra-city, inter-city, staff, school and tarmac, offering maximum passenger capacity and comfort, manufacturer says. The e-buses are also equipped with a new generation of highly efficient, modular batteries with advanced lithium-ion NMC chemistry, specially formulated for the Indian market and climatic conditions, it is underlines.
The modular batteries, Switch adds, “increase the capacity per battery cell for the same weight, enabling higher range of kilometers – up to 300 kms/day with single charge, and up to 500 kms/day with dual gun fast charging. The electric drivetrains and batteries are calibrated to ensure superior efficiency with long battery life, delivering lower total cost of ownership in the market. Maintenance of this ultra-modern E-Bus can be carried out quickly and effortlessly”.
Switch Mobility focuses on public transport electrification in India
The current range of Switch EV buses in India has clocked over 8 million km in India. Switch India has a dedicated team of 450 employees and manpower is expected to grow over 30% in the next five years.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Dheeraj Hinduja, Chairman, Switch Mobility Ltd., said, “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 more Global markets, thereby contributing significantly to the rapidly growing zero carbon mobility sector. With a strong lineage and proven expertise of 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”.
Mr. Mahesh Babu, Director & CEO – Switch Mobility India, COO – Switch Mobility Ltd, said, “I am pleased to introduce Switch EiV 12 platform in India which is built on the experience of 50 million electric kms globally. The platform has a unique, advanced, global EV architecture to deliver superior efficiency, safety, and reliability. The products on this platform have been designed with cutting-edge technology to deliver delightful customer experience. I strongly believe that Switch iON connected vehicle platform, offers multiple solutions to our fleet operators, to enhance the business value proposition. Our team is working actively to bring out multiple products as part of the Switch electric intelligent vehicle platform in the near future’’.