Leeds, UK & Chennai, India – 5th June 2023: SWITCH Mobility Ltd (‘SWITCH’), a Hinduja Group company and the next-generation carbon neutral electric bus and light commercial vehicle manufacturer, has delivered the first set of SWITCH Metrocity to Stagecoach, one of the UK’s leading bus and coach operators. These first set of deliveries are part of a 20 bus order received from Stagecoach, for two variants of SWITCH Metrocity – the 8.7m for Walthamstow and the 9.5m for Lea Interchange.
Equipped with the latest NMC battery technology, the SWITCH Metrocity is one of the most efficient electric buses in its class, that has been recently upgraded to deliver improved efficiency and increased range of up to 170 miles.
Mahesh Babu, Chief Executive Officer – SWITCH Mobility Ltd, said, ‘’The UK electric bus market is witnessing a steady growth, with volumes expected to double in the next three years. In line with SWITCH’s vision to democratize zero carbon mobility, we are delighted to have delivered the first set of SWITCH Metrocity’s to Stagecoach, one of our renowned customers in the UK. We are grateful to the Stagecoach management for their trust in our SWITCH products, that offer superior customer comfort and customer delight. Considering the success of SWITCH Mobility with proven products and a strong global order bank of over 1,800 buses, we are confident of providing our customers in the UK with competitive and competent product offerings. This delivery is a significant step in our journey to support Operators and Transport for London, to accelerate the adoption of zero emission transportation’’.
Sam Greer, Engineering Director – Stagecoach, said, “We are pleased to be welcoming another two electric vehicles orders to our fleet which will help us with our target of having a fully electric bus fleet across the UK by 2035’’.
The SWITCH Metrocity is designed and developed utilising SWITCH’s global electric bus experience with variable seating layout and lengths making it suitable for urban, sub-urban and rural routes. The SWITCH Metrocity was the first British-built, pure electric bus to enter service on London’s roads in 2014.