A new structure for Switch Mobility

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08.04.21
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Switch Mobility, the UK-based developer of electric buses and light commercial vehicles (LCVs), has announced the creation of two subsidiary companies. These will support Switch’s global expansion plans in zero-emission mobility.

The new structure explained:

The first subsidiary company will be Switch Mobility Automotive Ltd.

  • Created to lead Switch’s EV strategy in India
  • It brings together Ashok Leyland’s EV operations (parent company of Switch), with the expertise of Optare UK (Ashok Leyland’s UK bus manufacturing company)

The second subsidiary company has been named OHM Global Mobility Private Ltd.

  • OHM will provide Mobility as a Service (eMaaS) solutions in India
  • These will include pay as you go options for transport providers
  • It will expand this service globally thereafter

Together, the two will work collaboratively to speed the SWITCH to electric transportation in India.

“Switch Mobility Automotive Ltd will help us fulfil our aspiration of zero carbon emission transportation. With a strong presence and proven expertise in the commercial vehicle market in India and the experience of operating a large number of electric vehicles successfully in India and the U.K, we see huge opportunities for growth through Switch’s expansion in Indian and global markets.” - Dheeraj Hinduja, Chairman of Ashok Leyland and Switch Mobility

“Through OHM Global Mobility Private Ltd, we believe we can accelerate the global transition to net zero carbon mobility in buses and vans. OHM Global Mobility’s pioneering offering is not only extremely comprehensive in India but is also world-leading and will provide a robust model of business that can be leveraged by Switch in all its markets”. - Dr Andrew Palmer, Vice Chairman of Switch Mobility