Hinduja Group subsidiary Switch Mobility has revealed its longest electric bus, the e1, which is apparently designed specifically for the European market. The 12-metre-long bus is claimed to be capable of carrying up to 93 passengers including up to 30 seated.
The e1 is powered by two 125 kW (170 metric hp) ZF hub motors that draw electrons from a 400 kWh (389 kWh usable) Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) battery pack that is claimed to be equivalent to a 520 kWh LFP pack. In fact, that 400 kWh pack is divided into 3 packs for better weight distribution. But anyway, range is claimed to be around 390 km (242 mi). The battery pack is DC fast-charging capable at up to 150 kW.
Key features for the passengers include roof air vents, reading lights, under-seat lights, USB ports, and a wide-screen monitor that shows the upcoming five stops.
The Switch e1 will be manufactured at the company’s new manufacturing and technical centre in Valladolid, Spain.