By MT Bureau| Nov 28, 2020

Ashok Leyland Renames Optare Group to Switch Mobility

Ashok Leyland renamed its UK subsidiary Optare Group Ltd to Switch Mobility. The name change is in line with the company’s drive towards electrification and new mobility services.

Switch Mobility will build on the success of Optare, as the leading player in electric buses with more than 150 of them currently operating successfully in the UK. Optare was recently named OEM of the Year (Bus/Commercial Vehicle) at the prestigious 2020 EVIEs Awards. The recent delivery of double-decker buses to Metroline in London has created a foundation for the expansion of the company’s operations in Europe and growth in India and other parts of the world.

Managing Director and CEO, Ashok Leyland, Vipin Sondhi talking about the move said, “Switch will be positioned to become the potential global arm of Ashok Leyland focused on Electric Vehicles and Green Mobility Solutions. This proposed step will enable Ashok Leyland to focus on the development of new electric vehicle platforms through Switch, including next-generation Buses, PODs and E-LCVs and swiftly scale up the EV business.” (MT)

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