Mumbai: Switch Mobility delivers first electric double-decker bus

BEST plans to add 200 electric double-decker buses to its fleet.

Switch Mobility has delivered the first set of EiV 22 electric double-decker bus to Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), Mumbai. The first set is part of 200 electric double-decker buses ordered by BEST. 

The Switch EiV 22 is an air-conditioned double-decker bus designed, developed and manufactured in India. It features a contemporary look with lightweight body panels. It can ferry nearly twice the number of passengers compared to a single-decker bus, with just an 18% increase in kerb weight. 

The EiV 22 has wide front and rear doors, two staircases and an emergency door. The bus can seat up to 65 passengers.

The Switch EiV 22 uses a 231 kWh, 2-string, liquid-cooled NMC chemistry battery pack with a dual gun charging system. It is said to offer a maximum range of 250 km on a single charge.

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