Switch Mobility, the electric mobility subsidiary of Ashok Leyland launched its electric bus platform Switch EiV 12 for the Indian market. The new bus will be available in two variants - EiV 12 low floor and EiV 12 standard. The company currently has an order book of over 600 buses.
EiV 12 also comes along 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 the 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. The buses are also equipped with a new generation of efficient, modular batteries with 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 a higher range of kilometers – up to 300 kms/day with single charge, and up to 500 kms/day with dual gun fast charging.
Dheeraj Hinduja, Chairman, Switch Mobility, 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 Global markets, contributing significantly to the rapidly growing zero carbon mobility.”
Mahesh Babu, Director & CEO – Switch Mobility India, COO – Switch Mobility said, “The platform has a unique, advanced, global EV architecture to deliver superior efficiency, safety, and reliability. The 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.”