Electrical bus and business car builder Swap Mobility has unveiled a brand new electrical double-decker, air-conditioned bus designed, developed and manufactured in India particularly for the Indian market.
Swap says its EiV 22 is provided with “the newest know-how, ultra-modern design, highest security and best-in-class consolation options.” It may well carry 65 passengers—almost twice the variety of seated passengers as a comparable single-decker bus with simply an 18% enhance in curb weight, in response to Swap.
The EiV 22 bus makes use of a 650 V structure, and the identical platform because the Swap EiV 12, which the corporate launched in June. Its battery pack incorporates a capability of 231 kWh, liquid cooling, NMC chemistry, and a “dual-gun” charging system. It boasts a spread of as much as 250 km.
Bus parts are manufactured in India, and Swap says it has already secured an order for 200 of the electrical double-decker buses in Mumbai.
“It’s an especially proud second for us as we convey again the enduring double-decker to India,” mentioned Mr. Dheeraj Hinduja, Chairman of Swap Mobility. “Ashok Leyland was a pioneer amongst Indian producers when it first launched the double-decker in 1967 in Mumbai. With our sturdy experience in double-deckers, each in India and UK, and with over 100 Swap electrical double-deckers in service on UK roads, we’re pleased to convey this icon again to life.”
“As a carbon-neutral mobility firm, Swap is concentrated on delivering revolutionary options to assist authorities and operators decarbonize their public transport programs,” mentioned Andy Palmer, Govt Vice Chairman and CEO of Swap Mobility. “The Swap EiV 22 is our newest innovation, and builds on our experience within the electrical double-decker section to ship a product with class-leading effectivity for the Indian market.”
“The Swap EiV 22 is designed and developed to fulfill Indian circumstances, whereas on the similar time present superior buyer consolation and delight,” mentioned Mr. Mahesh Babu, CEO of Swap Mobility India. “Mumbai and double-deckers are synonymous with public transport, and we’re sure that Swap EiV 22 is not going to solely convey again fond reminiscences for Mumbaikars, however will remodel the general public transport area by way of sustainability and footprint which is the necessity of the hour in India.”
Supply: Swap Mobility