Leeds, UK; Chennai, India – 20 April 2022: Switch Mobility Ltd (‘Switch’), the next-generation net zero carbon electric bus and light commercial vehicle company will be present at BUS2BUS in Berlin, to showcase its market-leading products and technologies to the European market. From 27th to 28th April, Switch will exhibit two Metrocity buses alongside providing attendees with a digital preview of Switch’s upcoming, cutting-edge, 12m zero carbon bus.
The Metrocity – Switch’s agile, low-weight, midi-bus, renowned for its maneuverability and efficiency – will be present at BUS2BUS in its 8.7m and 10.8m configurations. Notable for being the first British-built, pure electric bus to enter service on London’s roads, the Metrocity is ideally suited for towns, cities and suburbs, with its short wheelbase easily negotiating tight turning circles.
Europe is a key market for Switch and the company’s first facility in mainland Europe, where construction began last month, will focus on the production of Switch’s new 12m bus, designed for the European market. Based on a unique monocoque design to reduce weight and increase efficiency, it is expected to be the lightest widely available 12m bus in the market and will boast the latest NMC battery technology. In combination with Switch’s data analytics and digital twin approach which enable routes to be mapped and optimised.
Attendees of BUS2BUS are invited to visit Switch at the show on stand 101, hall 21 and have a preview of the next generation zero carbon vehicle, prior to its official launch on June 7th.
Peter Freedman, Chief Marketing and Sustainability Officer at Switch Mobility Ltd, said: “We are delighted to be present at such a prominent event as BUS2BUS to showcase our Metrocity bus and preview our exciting, next generation 12m vehicle. Breaking ground on our first site in mainland Europe last month was a key milestone in our growth story and Europe is a significant market for Switch. I’m confident that Switch will play an important role in supporting Europe’s charge to green mobility, using advanced technology to make travel easier, cleaner and more efficient. Our upcoming 12m bus is a significant next step in this endeavour and I am incredibly excited for its formal launch in June.”
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About Switch Mobility
Switch Mobility is a next-generation electric bus and light commercial vehicle company with the mission to enrich lives through green mobility. A mature start up, Switch was forged from the innovative EV elements of Ashok Leyland, the fourth largest bus OEM in the world, and Optare, the UK bus manufacturer with over a century of expertise in using the latest technologies in bus design. In 2014, Switch introduced the first British built, pure electric buses to London’s roads and since then has put 300 EVs on the road, clocking up over 50 million electric kilometres in developed and developing markets.
With dedicated teams at our sites in Leeds, UK and Chennai, India, our market-leading vehicles are sold in over 46 countries around the globe and combine the best of British and Indian design, technology and engineering to create unique products. Capitalising on our demonstrable experience and proven expertise in light weight architecture, net zero carbon technologies, data analytics, software and customer service, Switch Mobility aims to be the commercial EV provider and employer of choice in the industry. Through its subsidiary OHM, Switch also offers a range of eMaas services, supporting communities in their transition to a zero emission transport network.
To learn more about Switch and view current on the road vehicles and future concepts, find us at www.switchmobility.tech and follow us on Twitter: @switchEVglobal and Instagram: @switchEVglobal