Switch Mobility has planned to invest over GBP 300 million across India and the UK. The investment is part of a strategic aim. Under this, the company aims to be the zero-carbon, public and commercial transportation leader.
Switch Mobility launched the company’s first 12-metre electric bus in India. The new bus is part of an order bank in India. Switch Mobility claims that the new 12-metre bus is specifically designed for India. The brand takes into account the requirements of the Indian market and also says the bus delivers a range of up to 300 km. The Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson’s trade visit to India coincided with the launch of the new electric bus.
The company expects to create over 4000 skilled jobs in the UK and India as a part of the investment. Furthermore, as a part of the investment in the UK, a new Technical Centre will be opened in Warwick in June 2022.
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The Prime Minister said they are committed to rolling out next-generation clean buses. He further added that the company is at the forefront of this rollout. The Prime Minister also praises Switch Mobility for its investment in the UK and India. During his visit, he also acknowledged Switch Mobility as an example for strengthening the bilateral trade between the countries.
The chairman said he was delighted to see the Prime Minister commending them on their investment. Furthermore, the company’s investment is to become the leader in electric transportation and as an example of the benefits of UK-India collaboration. The chairman also says the recent order bank of almost 600 buses places them in a position to capitalise on the market growth.
The Ashok Leyland subsidiary in the past also revealed that the brand will supply 300 units of 12-meter electric buses. The busses will be assigned to the BMTC (Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation).