Switch Mobility, a British group of commercial car maker Ashok Leyland Ltd (ASOK.NS), said on Tuesday it would give the Indian city's public transportation agency 300 electric buses.
Switch will manufacture and operate the new buses for the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transportation Corporation under a 12-year contract. This means that the 300 buses are expected to reduce fossil fuel consumption by around 5,5 million litres per year.
As cities, cities and China push to zero-emission transport, competition in the electric bus market is growing and countries increase, and cities are looking for opportunities such as Proterra and the Great Britain's Arrival.
Ashok Leyland, India's largest bus maker recently formed Switch, which includes parts of the British bus maker Optare, to get to the fullest of global electrification efforts.
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