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Switch India launches next generation electric bus platform – SWITCH EiV 12

Electric bus and light commercial vehicle company Switch Mobility has launched its electric bus platform ‘SWITCH EiV 12’ for the Indian market. The EV architecture of EiV platform is common with the recently launched European Switch e1 bus.

This E-Bus is backed by over 10 years of EV expertise and will address the growing bus segment in India. Available in two variants – EiV 12 low floor and EiV 12 standard. The company currently has an order book of over 600 buses, said an official statement. It further added that SWITCH EiV 12 features customer-centric offerings on technology and passenger comfort, while being contemporary and futuristic. EiV 12 delivers exceptional drive performance and efficiency, and is embedded with proprietary, connected technology solutions, ‘Switch iON’, enabling remote, real-time diagnostics and monitoring services, as well as world-class digital battery management tools.

Features of Switch EiV 12

  • To address a range of applications – intra-city, inter-city, staff, school and tarmac
  • Lithium-ion NMC chemistry battery pack, range up to 300 km with a single charge, and up to 500 km with dual gun fast charging
  • Electric drivetrains and batteries calibrated to ensure efficiency with long battery life

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’’.

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