India – 4 November 2022: Switch Mobility Ltd. (‘Switch’), the next-generation carbon neutral electric bus and light commercial vehicle company, today, announced the elevation of Mr. Mahesh Babu as the CEO of Switch.
Dr. Andy Palmer, at his request is stepping down as Vice Chairman and CEO for personal reasons. To maintain continuity of strategy and execution of plans, the Board has approved the elevation of Mr. Mahesh Babu as CEO of Switch Mobility. Mr. Dheeraj Hinduja will be assuming the role of Executive Chairman, immediately.
Sharing his thoughts, Mr. Dheeraj Hinduja, Executive Chairman, Switch Mobility Ltd, said, “I would like to personally thank Andy for his vision and commitment since the inception of Switch and what we have achieved so far would not have been possible without his astute leadership. Mahesh has the track record of successfully growing the business in India and I am confident that under his leadership, we can achieve the same in the UK and Europe.”
Switch has been successful in establishing a name and a platform as a credible EV manufacturer in the industry in India and the UK. Switch has a competitive product range, notably the double deck bus. For the European market, a new 12m bus, E1, is planned to be introduced in 2023.
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 (then Optare) 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 30 million electric miles in developed and developing markets.
With dedicated teams at our sites in Leeds, UK and Chennai, India, as a Group, 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