Pay-by-mile option for Ashok Leyland electric vehicles
Switch Mobility, Ashok Leyland’s electrical vehicle arm, is looking at a subscription based model to drive zero carbon mobility on a mass scale.
As battery costs and the consequent EV acquisition remains a high-value proposition, the company is launching OHM Mobility Solutions that will be offering custom-based mobility solutions to bus operators, fleet operators and its LCV customers
“Our strategy is around elimination of carbon. Zero emission is no longer enough, we have to eliminate carbon from manufacturing, charging, end-of-life battery and also from our supply chain. At the same time, our primary aim is to keep ownership cost at a minimum and this will be driven by mass adoption of EVs (eMaas) through various models such as pay-by-mile. We are basically changing from a capex model to an opex model where OHM Mobility Solutions will have bespoke solutions for our customers,” said Andrew Palmer, executive vice-chairman and CEO of Switch Mobility UK.
Switch Mobility will invest about $150-200 million over the next few years in its next phase of EV development.