Switch Mobility’s electric buses are deployed in districts and cities across India where Chalo operates. Under the agreement, Switch Mobility will supply the EiV12 electric bus variant to Chalo.
EiV12 is an electric bus which is specially designed for the Indian market. There are two vehicle variants – the standard with a floor height of 90 centimeters and a variant with the vehicle floor being 40 centimeters above the road level.
Both variants use the same drive which can produce 235 kW at peak and 140 kW continuously. The Mobiity Switch did not provide further details about the battery and its size.
“The signing of this MoU with Chalo firmly establishes Switch as one of the pre-eminent manufacturers of zero emissions buses globally,” says Andy Palmer, global CEO of Switch.
“Buses make up for 48% of India’s daily travel, and yet we have just 3 buses for 10,000 people” says Mohit Dubey, co-founder and CEO of Chalo. “Growing bus fleets and providing high-quality buses are key to achieving Chalo’s purpose of making travel better for everyone.”
Previously, Switch Mobility has also presented a new generation of electric bus ‘e1’, which is specially designed for the European market. The company says the electric bus “e1” will be made at a factory in Spain.