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Switch Mobility’s first batch of electric buses for BMTC flagged-off in Bengaluru

Source: Switch Mobility.

Switch Mobility has announced that 75 units of 'EiV 12' electric buses were flagged off at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru by Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. The EV maker secured 300 electric bus order for BMTC fleet to cater to the people of city.

The Ashok-Leyland-owned company will supply, operate and maintain all 300 electric buses, according to its press statement. It also claims that the 12-metre city buses are equipped with a new generation of highly efficient and modular lithium-ion NMC battery packs, specially designed for the Indian market and climatic conditions.

The modular batteries increase the capacity per battery cell for the same weight, enabling higher range of kilometers. The Switch EiV 12 delivers exceptional performance and efficiency, and is also equipped with connected technology solutions - 'Switch iON' - enabling remote, real-time diagnostics and monitoring services, and digital battery management tools.

Mahesh Babu, COO - Switch Mobility Ltd., said, "With increasing focus on electrification of mass public transportation, Switch India is committed to democratizing zero carbon mobility. In order to cater to these needs, Switch India launched the Switch EiV 12 platform in June 2022 and today we are delighted to begin initial deliveries of our Switch EiV buses to BMTC as part of our 300 strong electric bus order".

He further added that these buses will play a vital role in reducing carbon footprint in the city of Bengaluru, amounting to a reduction of over 14,500 tonnes of CO2 per year equivalent to planting 87,000 trees. His company has also set up charging facilities powered by over 80 percent of renewable energy in the city to support its electric bus fleet.

Switch buses in India have clocked over 9 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 on green mobility, it claims. 

Author : Dhiyanesh Ravichandran
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