In a move that is set to revolutionize battery swapping in Mumbai, one-stop battery swapping start-up VoltUp today announced its partnership with Adani Electricity and Hero Electric. This is for the first time in India that a battery swapping start-up has launched operations in partnership with Infrastructure, OEM, and Last Mile partners to boost smart mobility.
Starting with 120 docks in 10 locations between Goregaon and Borivali, the partnership is going to add 50 locations by year-end to cover the western line from Churchgate to Mira-Bhayandar. In their effort to set up smart electric mobility stations across the city for easy access to battery swapping, the partnership looks to operationalize 500 such battery swapping solutions centers across Mumbai by 2024, catering to over 30,000 riders daily.
The lack of charging infrastructure, high cost of adoption, and long charging time for Electric vehicles have been the major hurdles and challenges toward the adoption of electric mobility in India. To plug these gaps, VoltUp, Adani Electricity, and Hero Electric have come together towards setting and scaling up infrastructure – bridging the gap for network, energy, and technology. With this tie-up, VoltUp will be able to provide instant energy to independent delivery partners with Zomato, for whom charging their 2-wheeler batteries prove to be challenging.
VoltUp is a Battery as a Service (BaaS) platform and a one-stop solution for battery swapping of all-electric 2-wheeler and 3-wheeler vehicles. Providing riders with smart swappable batteries, VoltUp ensures nil downtime to the users and zero hassles for all battery-related issues. Speaking at the launch of the charging station and announcing the partnership, Siddharth Kabra, Co-founder and CEO VoltUp, said – “In a fast-paced city like Mumbai where time is always of essence, enabling riders to instant battery swapping will empower them to grow economically while doing away with range anxiety. Adani Electricity’s dense network and Hero Electric’s manufacturing of advanced and affordable products resonate with VoltUp’s business model of providing a complete green solution to the EV industry. This partnership will not only act as a catalyst in pushing the envelope of Smart Mobility in India but will also integrate green energy for charging batteries.”
Keeping up with the Prime Minister’s vision of Electric Vehicles and making urban cities a better place for living by reducing Carbon emissions, VoltUp is speeding up the adoption of E Vehicles in India by setting up a smart battery swapping network that is hassle-free and takes less than 1 minute to swap and be on the road. The service network will provide complete maintenance and service support to all E vehicles.
Speaking about the partnership, Adani Electricity’s spokesperson said, “Adani Electricity is committed to enabling Electric Mobility solutions for Mumbai, powered by Renewable Energy. Our partnership with Voltup is yet another in the space, wherein we are enabling access to our dense and reliable Network, with a strong commitment to supplying 100% Sustainable Energy.”