Ashok Leyland subsidiary Switch Mobility Ltd has launched India’s first and unique electric double-decker air-conditioned bus – Switch EiV 22.
Designed, developed, and manufactured in India and utilizing Switch’s global electric bus experience, Switch EiV 22 is equipped with the latest technology, ultra-modern design, highest safety, and best-in-class comfort features.
The renewed iconic electric double-decker bus is designed to revolutionize public transportation in the country and will set new standards in the intra-city bus market.
The Switch EiV 22 is a significant achievement in terms of packaging, making it the world’s first – semi-low floor, air-conditioned, an electric double-decker bus with a wider door on the rear overhang and a rear staircase.
Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, said, “There is a need to transform the country’s transport system from a long-term perspective. With a focus on reforming urban transport, we are trying to build a low footprint and high passenger density integrated EV mobility ecosystem. The government’s vision and policies are supportive of EV adoption with growing consumer demand for greener solutions. I would like to congratulate Switch Mobility, a subsidiary of Ashok Leyland, for being the one to revive the double-decker and remain committed to introducing new technologies for the benefit of passengers and society, at large.”
The electric double-decker bus has a lightweight aluminum body construction, which offers a higher passenger-to-weight ratio and a competitive cost per km, per passenger.