Switch Mobility Steps Into Second Year Of Operations, Reveals Plan

Mobility Outlook Bureau
10 May 2022
04:54 PM
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During the first year of its operations, it has delivered 300 vehicles and expanded its global presence to nine locations across three countries.

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Ashok-Leyland-owned Switch Mobility, which recently celebrated its first year of operations, has announced that the company delivered 300 vehicles to date. Besides, it has an order book of over 650 buses with about 1,200 buses in the pipeline.

Mahesh Babu, Director & CEO, Switch Mobility India, COO – Switch Mobility, said, “Our focus is to provide efficient, clean, safe and lowest total cost of ownership value proposition for our customers. Switch EV buses in India have clocked over seven million kms across the country, saving 4,500 tonne of CO2, with a significant uptime of over 97%.”

During the year, the company expanded its global presence to nine locations across three countries, including UK, Spain and India.

It entered mainland Europe in Valladolid, Spain in March 2022 and aims to create 7,000 direct and indirect jobs in the region, supported by a planned €100m investment over the next decade.

Furthermore, a £300m (about €351) investment was also announced in April 2022 to support the development of new products, a technical centre in Warwick and a new office in Chennai, increasing employee numbers by up to 4,000 across the UK and India in the medium term. At present, it has an employee base of 774 people.

During its first year, the e-mobility brand established its first subsidiary, OHM Global Mobility, in April 2021.

Plans for the coming year include the ’Project ODIN’. As per a communication from the company, it is expected to be the lightest widely available 12m electric bus on the market and will be launched at the European Mobility Expo in Paris on June 7, this year.

The vehicle will feature a monocoque design and will be equipped with the latest NMC battery technology and Switch’s pioneering digital tools.

Additionally, the EV maker is also set to unveil its new Indian eLCV in early 2023, and a new 12m bus for India will commence deliveries from June 2022, the release added.

Andy Palmer, Vice Chairman and CEO, Switch Mobility, said, “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.”

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