Switch Mobility Join Hands with JSW To Deploy Electric Buses For Staff Transportation
Published On Dec 29, 2022
One of the largest electric bus orders in India for staff transportation, a total of 71 buses have been delivered to JSW Steel
Switch Mobility, the next-generation carbon-neutral electric bus, and light commercial vehicle company have partnered with JSW to introduce electric buses for employee transportation in India. This is the first significant and largest electric bus order in the country for employee transportation, with 71 buses being delivered to JSW Steel, for their Vijayanagar plant. Switch Mobility will own and oversee entire operations including the setting-up of charging infrastructure and requisite maintenance efficacy, over a 12-year contract period.
The air-conditioned buses include SWITCH EiV 12 which features customer-centric offerings on technology and employee comfort while being contemporary and futuristic. Switch EiV 12 is embedded with proprietary, connected technology solutions, ‘Switch iON’, enabling remote, real-time diagnostics and monitoring services, as well as world-class digital battery management tools. The EV architecture of the EiV platform is common with the European Switch e1 bus.
The buses are also equipped with a new generation of highly efficient, modular batteries with advanced lithium-ion NMC chemistry, specially formulated for the Indian market and climatic conditions. The electric drivetrains and batteries are calibrated to ensure superior efficiency with long battery life, delivering a lower total cost of ownership in the market.
To ensure effective operations and services of these electric buses, Switch is expanding its team and recruiting 200 personnel, in line with its growth plans of increasing manpower by 30% over the next five years.