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Switch Mobility is set to supply 300 electric buses and the necessary charging infrastructure to Bengaluru’s Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC).

Bengaluru, the largest city in India’s southern Karnataka state, has a population of more than 8 million people and it’s hoped that the new 12-metre electric buses will reduce carbon emissions by more than 14,500 tonnes per year.

Fuel consumption is also expected to drop by around 5.5 million litres annually and Switch believes that BMTC will also save money.

“Switch is proud to serve the city of Bengaluru with a new fleet of technologically advanced electric buses,” says Switch Mobility CEO Andy Palmer.

Switch Bengaluru Bus
One of the electric buses headed to Bengaluru

“All Switch vehicles are zero-emission, but we set the bar much higher, aiming for net-zero carbon across all of our operations. Passengers on our vehicles can travel in the comfort of knowing that their journey will emit no CO2 to impact the planet.”

Switch will also be supplying fleet and charging infrastructure over a 12-year period to BMTC. 

“Switch is delighted to partner with BMTC as we work towards a common goal of sustainability,” says Mahesh Babu, COO of Switch Mobility and CEO of Switch Mobility India.

Through the deployment of 300 of our zero tailpipe emission electric buses, Switch will play a central role in reducing carbon in the city of Bengaluru. The cost of ownership and the product experience that we can deliver is amongst the best in the sector and our ability to bring value to customers like BMTC, combined with our superior technology and innovation, will help us to serve many more such customers in the future.”

Auto Futures recently caught up with Switch CEO Andy Palmer at MOVE 2021, where he outlined his vision of future mobility and what he expects from politicians to make net-zero transport a reality.

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