Switch Mobility has partnered with JSW to provide 71 electric buses that will transport employees in India.
This marks Switch’s first and largest electric bus order in the country for employee transportation.
The 71 buses will be delivered to JSW Steel for commuters working at its Vijayanagar plant.
Switch Mobility will own and oversee the operations, including the set-up of charging infrastructure and the provision of maintenance over a 12-year contract period.
“The private bus market in India, is one of the key transportation markets in the country constituting 70% market share, of which the private electric bus market is expected to be valued at 60 billion INR in the next five years. With the positive reception to SWITCH EiV 12, we are pleased to enter the employee transportation space and be a part of the sustainability journey with JSW Steel.
“This partnership with JSW is an important milestone for Switch Mobility, as we deliver our first and largest private bus order in the country. I would like to thank the management of JSW for their trust in our SWITCH products. We are in talks with more corporates across the country who are showing keen interest to join hands in this sustainable journey’.”
The air-conditioned SWITCH EiV 12 buses will be equipped with Switch Mobility’s connected technology solution, SWITCH iON. This platform will enable remote, real-time diagnostics and monitoring services, as well as digital battery management.
The buses will operate using lithium-ion NMC batteries, specially formulated for India’s climate.
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