Chennai: The Hinduja Group backed Switch Mobility, to address the growing electric bus segment, has launched new buses today with platform EiV 12 low floor and EiV 12 standard, targeted at - intra-city, intercity, staff, school and tarmac applications. The company currently has an order book of over 600 buses.
Mr. Dheeraj Hinduja, Chairman, Switch Mobility Ltd sharing more details on the new buses stated that The EV architecture of EiV platform is common with the recently launched European Switch e1 bus and 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.
“With a strong heritage and proven expertise of the Hinduja group and Ashok Leyland in the commercial vehicle market, we are confident that through more such offerings of electric buses and soon to be launched electric light vehicles, we will accelerate our vision to be at the forefront in this evolving market”. Hinduja said.
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 a higher range of kilometers 300 kms/day with single charge, and up to 500 kms/day with dual gun fast charging. Informed Mr Mahesh Babu Director & CEO of Switch Mobility India.
"The electric drivetrains and batteries are calibrated to ensure superior efficiency with long battery life, delivering lower total cost of ownership in the market. Maintenance of this ultra-modern E-Bus can be carried out quickly and effortlessly” he further added
The buses have clocked over 8 million kms in India, saving over 5000 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to planting more than 30,000 trees, thus delivering on key strategic milestones in support of the brand’s mission: to enrich lives through green mobility and deliver cleaner, smarter journeys that are accessible to all said a company official.