Switch Mobility presents 12-meter electric bus at the European Mobility Expo in Paris


Commercial electric vehicle maker Switch Mobility plans to unveil its first 12-metre electric bus on June 7 at the European Mobility Expo in Paris.

Dubbed ‘Project ODIN’, the bus is expected to be the lightest ‘widespread’ bus on the market. It boasts a monocoque design and is equipped with the latest NMC battery technology and Switch’s groundbreaking digital tools, the company said in a statement, adding that deliveries to India will begin from June.

Switch will also unveil its new Indian e-LCV in early 2023, it added in the statement.

The company said 300 vehicles were on the road and that it had an order book for over 650 buses and another 1,200 buses in the pipeline while giving an update on its first anniversary.

“In India, the exponential 10x increase in backlog with 600 buses and almost 1,200 in the pipeline is a testament [to] the trust that builds on our brand and products,” said Mahesh Babu, Director and CEO of Switch Mobility India.

“We have started 2022 well, building on the momentum of last year and have an exciting 12 months ahead of us with the development of our site in Spain and further product launches including our latest project at the European Mobility Expo in June and electric LCVs in India,” said Andy Palmer, Vice Chairman and CEO of Switch.

Switch EV buses in India have traveled more than 7 million km across the country, saving 4,500 tons of carbon dioxide, with a significant uptime of more than 97%, Mr Babu said.

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