Switch company has launched its new electric bus platform called Switch EiV 12 to the Indian market. The next-generation E-bus is available in two variants EiV 12 low floor and EiV 12 standard, and as per sources company already has 600 bookings.
As we all know Ashok Leyland is the largest bus OEM in the world. The new Switch EV range buses can be used for varied applications like intra-city and inter-city, staff, school, and tarmac, offering maximum passenger capacity and comfort mentioned by the company.
The switch new electric bus EiV 12 gets ‘Switch iON’ technology enabling remote, real-time, and monitoring services as well as world-class digital battery management tools. The EV architecture of the EiV platform is common with the recently launched European Switch e1 bus.
The buses are also equipped with a new generation of efficient, modular batteries with advanced lithium-ion NMC chemistry, specification formulated for the Indian market and climatic conditions.
The modular batteries increase the capacity up to 300 km/day with a single charge, and up to 500 km/day with dual gun fast charging. The current range of Switch EV buses in India has an uptime of over 98% consistently through the last few years.
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 km 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 a delightful customer experience. I strongly believe that 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 shortly’’.