The series of vehicles, named IeV, are the country's first electric commercial vehicles produced by Switch Mobility and aims to provide efficient and eco-friendly solutions for last-mile transportation needs
Switch Mobility, the electric vehicle division of Hinduja Group's flagship company Ashok Leyland, has unveiled two new light commercial vehicles (LCV) here on Thursday.
The electric LCVs were unveiled by Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari at the 75th-anniversary celebrations of Ashok Leyland here in the presence of company chairman Dheeraj Hinduja, managing director Shenu Agarwal and Switch Mobility CEO S Mahesh Babu.
The series of vehicles, named IeV, are the country's first electric commercial vehicles produced by Switch Mobility and aims to provide efficient and eco-friendly solutions for last-mile transportation needs, a company statement said.
IeV 3 and IeV 4 vehicles have been developed at a project cost of about Rs 100 crore and the manufacturing would take place at the production unit of Ashok Leyland in Hosur, said Switch Mobility said Mahesh Babu.
"We are coming with the IeV series, we unveiled the product (prototype) in January and then we have been working with the customers to configure the product and define the product with them. Now we are happy to say that on the 75th Anniversary of Ashok Leyland, we are launching the IeV series," he told PTI in an interaction.
Dubbed as 'twin brothers', the IeV 3 and IeV 4 vehicles are enabled with a 330 V high voltage EV architecture in the 2-3.5 tonne commercial vehicle category, he said.
The vehicles come equipped with a spacious cargo body extending up to 9.7 feet and is capable of holding a container of 340 cubic feet.
"This is the first product coming up in the category 330-volt architecture which is efficient, high voltage, and can be charged in less than one hour up to 80 per cent," Babu said.