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Ashok Leyland's subsidiary Switch Mobility to deploy 5000 electric buses across India.

Switch Mobility has partnered with Chalo to deploy electric buses across Indian cities where Chalo has a presence.

Ashok Leyland‘s subsidiary and Electric bus maker, Switch Mobility, has partnered with a transport technology company Chalo to deploy 5,000 electric buses across India.

Switch Mobility and Chalo signed an MoU for an initial period of three years. Under this partnership, Switch and Chalo will jointly invest to deploy electric buses in cities where Chalo is present.

Currently, Chalo is present in 22 Indian cities, including Agra, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Guwahati, Indore, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangaluru, Mathura, Meerut, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Prayagraj, Udupi, Vijayawada, Belgaum, and Hubli.

Chalo will deploy its consumer technology solutions such as the Chalo App and the Chalo Card, offering conveniences such as live bus tracking, digital tickets, and travel plans; and also determining routes, frequency, schedules, and fares.

Switch’s responsibilities include the supply and maintenance of state-of-the-art electric buses. Switch Mobility will supply variants of the recently launched EiV12 electric bus as part of the supply agreement.

Switch Mobility is well placed to meet this demand with its combination of engineering expertise and technological innovation from its manufacturing hubs in India and the UK.

Mahesh Babu, CEO of Switch Mobility India & COO of Switch Mobility Ltd, said, “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 urban mobility in the country by leveraging Chalo’s strong customer connections 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.’’

Mohit Dubey, Co-Founder & CEO of Chalo, said, “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.”

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