Chennai, India (Urban Transport News): On September 1, 2021, Switch Mobility Limited has announced that Ex. Mahindra Electric CEO Mahesh Babu has joined the company and will hold two leadership positions with immediate effect. He will serve as the Chief Operating Officer of Switch Mobility Limited and as the Chief Executive Officer of Switch Mobility, India.
Mahesh Babu has over 25 years of experience in mobility/electric mobility and joined Switch from Mahindra Electric where he was the Managing Director and CEO. Under his leadership, Mahindra Electric launched six new electric vehicles, including 3-wheeler and 4-wheeler commercial vehicles, along with innovative software platform NEMO.
One of the most prestigious projects under his leadership was India’s first monocoque SUV, the XUV500. In addition, he has been instrumental in shaping the future mobility policy in India by providing electric TCO solutions through unprecedented initiatives in passenger vehicles, commercial fleet and last-mile mobility. He actively contributed to various EV committees of both Central and State Governments, CII and FICCI. Until recently he served as the President of Electric Mobility Group at SIAM, Apex Automotive Association of India and before joining Mahindra, he previously worked at Ashok Leyland.
This key appointment, the latest step in a series of recent high-profile appointments to leadership positions and the board, strengthens Switch Mobility’s management bench strength and industry expertise to achieve and grow a leading global position in net zero carbon buses. Demonstrates the company’s commitment to accelerate and light commercial vehicles.
With the combined expertise of its teams in the UK and India, Switch Mobility will build on its experience of having more than 280 electric vehicles in service with a range of over 26 million miles.
Andy Palmer, Executive Vice President and CEO, Switch Mobility Limited, said:
I am happy to announce this appointment as Mahesh has over 25 years of experience in Switch and his expertise as CEO and track record as an EV Pioneer is renowned. He joins a strong leadership team and I look forward to working closely with him to achieve our ambition of providing net-zero carbon van and bus solutions globally and realizing our bold sustainability objectives at Switch. I am ready
“Switch Mobility is determined to progress the adoption of zero-carbon transportation and I am delighted to join such a driven and distinguished team. Leveraging zero-carbon commercial mobility products and solutions globally is my personal and business aspiration. Both have and I believe Switch has the potential and compelling offering to create a leading first-in-class global electric vehicle company. I look forward to being a part of its growth story,” said Mahesh Babu at Switch Mobility Comment on joining.
Switch Mobility is a technology-focused bus and light commercial vehicle company whose mission is to enrich lives through green mobility. Founded in 2020 as a mature start-up, Switch is forged from Optare, the British bus company of Ashok Leyland, the world’s fourth largest bus and LCV OEM, with over a century of expertise in utilizing the EV capabilities and latest technologies. Just in design. Switch, currently fulfilling orders in the UK, is building a strong foundation to expand its operations in Europe and drive growth in India and other parts of the world.