Switch Mobility Automotive, the electric vehicle subsidiary of Ashok Leyland, and Chandigarh City Bus Services Society (CCBSS), today flagged off commercial operations of the first lot of 40 electric buses in the city of Chandigarh. The flag-off was done by the Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh Union Territory, Banwarilal Purohit.
Switch Mobility has bagged the order for 40 electric buses under the FAME-II scheme. These electric buses come with fast charging technology and will provide service within the route plans set by the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU). On an average, this fleet of 40 globally benchmarked electric buses will save approximately 650,000 litres of diesel fuel while reducing carbon emissions to the tune of 1,700 tons annually.
The Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh Union Territory, Banwarilal Purohit, flags off the first lot of 40 electric buses.
Ashok Leyland, through its Switch Mobility, will operate and maintain the fleet and also develop the charging infrastructure across four locations (Depot-3, ISBT-17, ISBT-43 and PGI) in the Tri-city.
Mahesh Babu, Director and CEO of Switch Mobility, India, commented: “Switch Mobility is delighted to partner with CCBSS Chandigarh towards a common goal of sustainability, through deployment of these 40 zero carbon buses. We aim to reduce carbon emissions in the city of Chandigarh through these zero tail-pipe emission vehicles. The cost of ownership and the product experience which we can deliver is amongst the best in the country. We believe that our ability to bring value to customers combined with our superior technology and innovation will help us win many more such orders in future.”