Switch delivers first Metrocitys to Stagecoach London

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The first two electric Metrocitys have been delivered to Stagecoach. SWITCH

Switch Mobility has delivered the first of an order for 20 Metrocity 8.7m and 9.5m buses to Stagecoach in London. The 8.7m buses are destined for the operator’s Walthamstow depot, and the 9.5m variants for its Lea Interchange garage. Equipped with NMC battery technology, Switch says the Metrocity has been recently upgraded to deliver improved efficiency and increased range of up to 170 miles.

Switch CEO Mahesh Babu said, “The UK electric bus market is witnessing a steady growth, with volumes expected to double in the next three years. In line with Switch’s vision to democratise zero carbon mobility, we are delighted to have delivered the first set of Switch Metrocitys to Stagecoach, one of our renowned customers in the UK. We are grateful to the Stagecoach management for their trust in our products, that offer superior customer comfort and customer delight. Considering the success of Switch Mobility with proven products and a strong global order bank of over 1,800 buses, we are confident of providing our customers in the UK with competitive and competent product offerings. This delivery is a significant step in our journey to support operators and Transport for London to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission transportation.”

Stagecoach Engineering Director Sam Greer added: “We are pleased to be welcoming another two electric vehicles orders to our fleet which will help us with our target of having a fully electric bus fleet across the UK by 2035.”