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Double Decker Switch EiV22 Electric Bus – Range | Price | Battery | Features

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Ashok Leyland’s Switch EiV22 will be unveiled next week at the Auto Expo 2023. This will be India’s first electric double decker bus. The first public appearance of the electric double decker bus was seen last year in Mumbai. Electric double decker bus can be started in Mumbai in any month this year by the State Transport Department. India’s first electric double decker bus will be used in Mumbai. Let us tell you about the possible features of the electric double decker bus.


  • First Made in India Double Decker Electric Bus
  • Upto 250 km range on a single charge
  • Upto 8 Years Warranty on Battery
  • 200 buses have been booked
  • Fully Air-conditioned
  • Electric Bus will be showcased in Auto Expo 2023

Switch EiV22 Electric Bus: Range

The bus can achieve a range of 100 km on a single charge of 45 minutes. While it takes 80 minutes to get fully charged. The company has already received an order of 200 units of this EV bus from BEST, Mumbai. A few notable features of the Switch EiV 22 include wide front and rear doors, two staircases, seating for 65 passengers, and USB charging for each passenger below the seat.

Double Decker Electric Bus – Battery Specifications

Some single decker electric buses are running in many parts of the country. The Switch EiV22 is the first double decker. It has a 231kWh battery and the manufacturer of this bus has claimed that this bus will give a range of up to 250km. However, as per reports, the real world range of the bus will be 180 kms. The double decker has wide front and rear doors, two stairs, and an emergency door. It will have seating arrangement for 65 passengers. Each seat is lightly cushioned and the interior comes with car-like comfort for passenger comfort.

Electric engineDouble Decker Electric Bus
Battery Capacity231.0 kWh
Battery TypeLiquid-cooled, high density NMC chemistry battery pack
Motor Type
Max. Powerbhp
Max. TorqueNm
TransmissionSingle Speed
Driving Range250 km/charge
Performance (0-100 kmph)12.3 seconds
Top Speed120+ kmph
Double Decker Electric Bus– Dimensions & Weight
Ground Clearancemm
No. of DoorsDoors
Seating Capacity65-Person
No. of Seating RowsRows

Switch Mobility Ltd (‘Switch’) Electric Bus – Design

Switch EiV 22 is equipped with the latest technology, ultra-modern design, highest safety and best-in-class comfort features. The renewed iconic double decker bus is designed to revolutionize public transportation in the country and will set new standards in the intra-city bus market.

The Switch EiV 22 electric double-decker bus will be manufactured at the company’s Ennore plant in Tamil Nadu. Mumbai’s BEST has ordered 200 units that will operate between the Kurla and Colaba depots.

Switch Mobility Electric Bus – Features

Nickel, Manganese and Cobalt (NMC) batteries have been used in the bus, which comes with a warranty of eight years. To ensure battery safety, it gets functions like remote intervention, wherein Switch Mobility monitors the battery temperature and informs the driver if any abnormality is detected. Like fire detection etc. It uses inert gases to extinguish the fire.

Seating Capacity:-

Talking about the seating and other details in India’s first electric double decker bus, there are two entry/exit points in the bus. The bus can seat 65 people and has a longer rear overhang as compared to diesel-run buses. It has a lightweight aluminum body which helps it save weight and extract more range. Like most electric buses, the Swatch EiV22 double decker bus also has a fully air-conditioned cabin.

Switch EiV22 Electric Bus – Colours

  • Red

Switch EiV22 Electric Bus – Price

Switch EiV22 Double Decker Electric Bus
Fuel TypeElectric
Switch EiV22 Double Decker Electric BusRs. 55 to 65 lakh.

Switch EiV22 Electric Bus – Images

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Last modified: January 10, 2023