Ashok Leyland, the flagship Company of the Hinduja Group and India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer has announced its
decision to move towards sustainable transportation for its employees. The CV
manufacturer will induct the Electric Buses in a phased manner, sourced from its
subsidiary, Switch Mobility Ltd.
As per the communique issued in this regard, this step follows the
recent announcement of sourcing clean energy from Hinduja Renewables for its
operations. Together, this will help the company further reduce its carbon
footprint and move towards sustainable and socially responsible operations.
Chairman, Ashok Leyland, commenting on the initiative, said, “Climate change
and emission-free mobility are need of the hour. As a responsible corporate
citizen, we are constantly examining areas where we can move towards carbon-neutrality
and promote sustainability. With the recent initiative of sourcing clean energy
for the Ashok Leyland operations, we now move to emission-free transport.”
Ashok Leyland and
Switch Mobility, together have the potential to change the landscape of
mobility globally. We, as the leaders, must push the envelope and lead from the
front, he believes.
Building on Switch Mobility’s expertise and track record in electric bus
design and manufacturing, the vehicles combine over a century of Indian and British
engineering experience with market-leading technologies and innovation to
create the lowest total cost of ownership for our customers.
Switch Mobility is a
technology-focused bus and light commercial vehicle company with the mission to
enrich lives through green mobility. Formed in 2020 as a mature start-up,
Switch is forged from the EV capabilities of Ashok Leyland, the fourth largest
bus and LCV OEM in the world, and Optare, the British bus company with over a
century of expertise in using the latest technologies in bus design. Currently
fulfilling orders for operators including Tower Transit, London and First York,
Switch is creating a strong foundation for the expansion of its operations in
Europe and driving growth in India and other parts of the world.
With a dedicated team
of people at our sites in the UK and India, our market-leading vehicles are
sold around the globe and combine the best of British and Indian design,
technology and engineering to create unique products. Capitalising on our
demonstrable experience and proven expertise in lightest weight architecture,
zero emissions technologies, data analytics and software, and customer service,
Switch Mobility aims to be the commercial EV provider of choice and the
industry employer of choice.