Mayor of London visits Switch Mobility electric bus factory in North Yorkshire

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Switch welcomes Sadiq Khan and Tracy Brabin to electric bus factory in Sherburn in Elmet

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Today, the Mayor of London and the newly elected Mayor of West Yorkshire, visited Switch Mobility to see some of the benefits that green investment from TfL is having in different parts of the country.

There are currently over 100 Switch electric buses in operation in London, with delivery of 30 more set to expand the fleet.

TfL now has more than 500 electric buses overall, and has pledged to achieve an entirely zero-emission bus fleet by 2030. This ambition will drive substantial bus orders totalling more than £4bn – so while London’s investment in Switch is about tackling dirty emissions in the capital, it is also about growing the economy across the whole UK supply chain and investing in new, greener technologies.

“Switch Mobility is honoured to supply EV buses to London. The company’s transition from Optare to Switch allows us to leverage our now global markets to support jobs in Leeds. It is important that, as the UK emerges from the pandemic, that the country makes investments in the ‘green’ economy, and that this investment is made in local companies where we can support local jobs. We look forward to strong future collaboration with TfL and West Yorkshire.” Dr. Andy Palmer, Vice-Chairman Switch Mobility Ltd.

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