SWITCH launches next generation electric bus platform for Indian market
Switch Mobility, the next-generation carbon neutral electric bus and light commercial vehicle company, launched its state-of-the-art electric bus platform ‘SWITCH EiV 12’ for the Indian market. This next-generation E-Bus, backed by over 10 years of EV expertise, will address the growing bus segment in India, the company said.
It adds, “Available in two variants – EiV 12 low floor and EiV 12 standard, these proficient buses offer the best in reliability, range and comfort. The company currently has an order book of over 600 buses.”
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. The EV architecture of EiV platform is common with the recently launched European Switch e1 bus.
Commenting on the launch, 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.”
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.’’
The Switch EiV range of buses have been uniquely configured to meet customer requirements of varied applications like intra-city, inter-city, staff, school and tarmac, offering maximum passenger capacity and comfort. The 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. The modular batteries 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.