Switch Mobility are collaborating with Chalo, an Indian transport technology company, to deploy 5,000 electric buses in India.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed for an initial period of three years. During this timeframe, Switch Mobility and Chalo will deploy 5,000 electric buses across the districts and cities in India where Chalo operates.
“The changing mobility landscape in India is significantly altering the way people travel within cities. Given our vision to accelerate the adoption of clean, sustainable electric transportation solutions, we are delighted to partner with Chalo for a first of its kind partnership in this space.
“We aim to transform the urban mobility in the country by leveraging Chalo’s strong customer connect and operational expertise along with our technologically advanced electric vehicle products. This significant partnership of 5000 electric buses, will certainly open up access to affordable, comfortable, hassle-free and environmentally friendly transport solutions, while enhancing the overall customer experience.”
Under this agreement, Switch Mobility will supply and maintain 5,000 units of its EiV12 electric bus to support India’s plans to decarbonise public transportation at the tailpipe.
Meanwhile, Chalo will deploy its consumer technology products such as the Chalo App and the Chalo Card, which offer live bus tracking, digital tickets, and journey planning conveniences.
“Buses make up for 48% of India’s daily travel, and yet we have just 3 buses for 10,000 people. Growing bus fleets and providing high-quality buses are key to achieving Chalo's purpose of making travel better for everyone. Last year we finalised a project to add 1,000 new buses in three of our cities. Today, we are glad to partner with Switch on a scale that is 5x larger. The travel experience in these buses will be at par with global cities like Hong Kong and Singapore. We are confident that this collaboration will propel our collective journey towards building sustainable cities.”
This collaboration supports Switch Mobility’s belief that manufacturers should play an active role in accelerating the transition to zero-emission fleets.
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