Switch Mobility held a ceremony to mark the upcoming establishment of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Spain. Phase one of the new development will house the production of Switch’s new 12-metre bus, designed for the European market.
Switch Mobility Ltd, the electric bus and light commercial vehicle company, today held a ceremony to mark the upcoming establishment of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Valladolid, Spain.
The ceremony was attended by Raquel Sanchez Jimenez, the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Alfonso Fernandez Mañueco, President of the Castilla y León Region and Oscar Puente, Mayor of Valladolid. The foundation stone was laid by Dheeraj Hinduja, Chairman of Switch Mobility, to mark the occasion.
With construction commencing soon and the first buses expected to be produced within 12 months, the 35-hectare site in Valladolid – Switch’s first in continental Europe – will feature two state-of-the-art production lines and be completely carbon-free. neutral from the start.
With €100 million in investment planned for the site over the next decade, the facility will play a key role in rejuvenating the Soto de Medinilla area around Valladolid and creating an estimated 7,000 direct and indirect jobs in the region.
Phase one of the new development will house the production of Switch’s new 12-metre bus, designed for the European market. Phase two and three will add battery assembly and production of Switch’s carbon-free LCV from 2024.
Dheeraj Hinduja, Chairman of Switch Mobility Ltd, said: “I am delighted that we have pioneered Switch Mobility’s new state-of-the-art facility in Valladolid. With a rich automotive history, a strong supply chain and the availability of technical talent, Valladolid is an ideal location for the facility, and I would like to express my appreciation to the national and regional governments for their support of the project.”
He added: “I am hopeful that this facility will meet the increasing demands in Europe, which is poised for significant growth in the EV Mobility segment.”
Andy Palmer, Vice Chairman and CEO of Switch Mobility Ltd, commented: “The past year has been one of significant progress for Switch. We are present in the UK, India and now continental Europe, with an order book of over 500 electric buses and have traveled more than 50 million kilometers with our current electric products.Starting the development of our facility in Spain is an important milestone in our global growth strategy.”
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