Switch Mobility welcomed Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves and Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Louise Haigh to its factory in Sherburn-in-Elmet on 10 December. The visit demonstrated to the two Labour frontbenchers how zero-emission buses can contribute to the transition to a green economy.
Vice Chairman and CEO Dr Andy Palmer hosted the visit. He showed Ms Reeves and Ms Haigh the technology and manufacturing processes that go into producing net zero carbon battery-electric vehicles and explained why it is important to consider more than just tailpipe emissions when procuring those vehicles.
Says Dr Palmer: “Switch Mobility is a significant employer within Yorkshire, and investment in UK bus manufacturers is vital if we are to continue to support local jobs and suppliers.
“With our net zero, electric buses, Switch is well positioned to support the transition to a truly green economy. It is important that we demonstrate that UK manufacturers have the capabilities to help this move.”