Switch Mobility welcomes Shadow Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Transport to Zero Emission Bus Factory

Switch Mobility, the next-generation net zero carbon electric bus and light commercial vehicle company today welcomed Shadow Chancellor, Rachel Reeves and Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Louise Haigh to their headquarters in Yorkshire to demonstrate how zero emission buses can contribute in the transition to a ‘green’ economy.

Switch Vice Chairman and CEO Andy Palmer showcased the technology and manufacturing processes that go into producing net zero carbon electric vehicles, explaining why it’s important to consider more than just zero tail-pipe emissions when procuring electric vehicles. Switch has supported the rollout of Electric buses in the UK since placing the first British built electric bus on London’s roads in 2014.

Andy Palmer commented: “Switch Mobility is a significant employer within Yorkshire and investment in UK bus manufacturers is vital if we are to continue to support local jobs and local suppliers. With our net zero electric buses, Switch is well positioned to support the transition to a truly green economy and it’s important we demonstrate that UK manufacturers have the capabilities to help this move.”

About Switch Mobility

Switch Mobility is a next-generation electric bus and light commercial vehicle company with the mission to enrich lives through green mobility. A mature start up, Switch was forged from the innovative EV elements of Ashok Leyland, the fourth largest bus OEM in the world, and Optare, the UK bus manufacturer with over a century of expertise in using the latest technologies in bus design. In 2014, Switch introduced the first British built, pure electric buses to London’s roads and since then has put 300 EVs on the road, clocking up over 50 million electric kilometres in developed and developing markets.

With dedicated teams at our sites in Leeds, UK and Chennai, India, our market-leading vehicles are sold in over 46 countries 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 light weight architecture, net zero carbon technologies, data analytics, software and customer service, Switch Mobility aims to be the commercial EV provider and employer of choice in the industry. Through its subsidiary OHM, Switch also offers a range of eMaas services, supporting communities in their transition to a zero emission transport network.

To learn more about Switch and view current on the road vehicles and future concepts, find us at www.switchmobility.tech and follow us on Twitter: @switchEVglobal and Instagram: @switchEVglobal

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