Switch Mobility unveils IeV3, IeV4 electric mini trucks in India
Ashok Leyland's EV subsidiary Switch Mobility has officially unveiled its brand-new electric mini truck range 'IeV' series in the Indian market. The 'IeV3' and 'IeV4' e-trucks will be manufactured at the parent company's Hosur facility in Tamil Nadu, with the customer deliveries scheduled to start from January 2024.
Earlier at the Auto Expo 2023 in January this year, the prototypes of these new electric LCVs were displayed for the first time. Built on the 330 V modular and scalable EV architecture, the IeV series boasts a payload capacity of 1.2 tonnes (IeV3) and 1.7 tonnes (IeV4), higher than 600 kgs payload capacity offered by its only contender in the Indian market - the Tata Ace EV."For a customer who runs a pick-up for about 150 km a day, the new e-trucks will provide savings of up to ₹17,000 per month compared with a diesel-power vehicle. This will be net savings after paying EMI, fuel, and maintenance costs," commented Mahesh Babu, CEO, Switch Mobility, as reported by The Hindu Businessline.