Ashok Leyland Planning two Green Mobility Subsidiaries in India

Ashok Leyland through its subsidiary Switch Mobility has announced its global expansion plans into India and its plan to create 2 subsidiaries

Ashok Leyland through its subsidiary Switch Mobility, the U.K.-based EV producer of Buses and Vans, has announced its global expansion plans into India and its plan to create two subsidiary companies. The first, Switch Mobility Automotive, is being formed to carry on the EV strategy in India, which forms part of its global entity. The second is OHM Global Mobility, which will focus on providing Mobility as a Service offering.

Dheeraj Hinduja, Chairman, Ashok Leyland and Switch Mobility said, “Switch Mobility Automotive 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 UK, we see huge opportunities for growth through Switch’s expansion in Indian and Global markets.”

Switch Mobility Automotive brings together Ashok Leyland’s capabilities both from Optare UK and Ashok Leyland’s EV Division. Whereas, OHM Global Mobility is a solutions company being piloted in India with ambitious plans to roll out Mobility as a Service (eMaaS) globally. Together, Switch and OHM will provide a net carbon zero-emission solution to India’s exciting trend towards EV urban buses and LCVs.

Commenting on OHM Global Mobility, Dr. Andrew Palmer, Vice Chairman, Switch Mobility, said, “Through OHM Global Mobility Private Ltd, we believe we can accelerate the 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.”

Recently, the flagship commercial vehicle manufacturer of the Hinduja Group had announced that it has increased the sourcing of clean energy to 60 percent for its countrywide operations. The firm has detailed that now 75 percent of its energy consumption in the state of Tamil Nadu and 60 percent throughout the country are procured through the solar rooftop, solar ground-mounted, and wind-based renewable energy projects.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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