Switch Mobility secures order for 70 buses from Stagecoach

The Metrocity products will go into operation in early 2024 and the Solo’s during the first half of 2024.

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Switch Mobility secures order for 70 buses from Stagecoach

Switch Mobility, a Hinduja Group company and the next-generation bus and light commercial vehicle manufacturer, has secured an order for 70 buses from Stagecoach, one of the UK’s leading bus and coach operators.

The order consists of 10 Switch Metrocity 9.5m electric buses, which will operate on Route W11 in London and 60 Slimline Solo 8.5m, Euro 6 certified buses sold under the Optare brand, presently integrated into Switch Mobility. The Solo buses will support Stagecoach in replacing part of their significant fleet of Solo buses across the country. The Metrocity products will go into operation in early 2024 and the Solo’s during the first half of 2024.

Mahesh Babu, Chief Executive Officer – Switch Mobility said, "While our focus at Switch  is on engineering and delivering the world’s most efficient electric buses, we recognise operators such as Stagecoach are continuing to look for ways to reduce the environmental impact and improve the efficiency of their fleet. For this reason, we have taken the decision to re-start production of our renowned Solo product and support Stagecoach in replacing part of their existing Solo
fleet."

Sam Greer, Chief Operating Officer - Stagecoach, said, “We are pleased to be welcoming a further 70 low emission vehicles to our fleet which will help us with our sustainability targets of reaching zero emissions by 2050 and a fully electric bus fleet by 2035." 

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