Hero Electric To Deploy 10,000 Two-wheelers With Swappable Batteries By End Of 2022
The company has teamed up with Bengaluru-based Sun Mobility for battery-swap stations
Hero Electric has announced that it has partnered with Bengaluru-based Sun Mobility to launch and deploy 10,000 e-scooters with swappable batteries. The companies intend to achieve this over the course of this year, with the first set of electric scooters to roll out in the next three months.
The Indian EV maker will utilise Sun Mobility's expertise to set up battery-swapping stations, aptly called 'Swap Points'. The swapping stations will use a Pay-Per-Use model and cater to private individuals, B2C clients, and fleet operators.
This development comes in the wake of Niti Aayog's new battery swap policy. Earlier, Hero MotoCorp had announced its partnership with Bharat Petroleum, and Honda's subsidiary, Honda Power Pack Energy Private Limited, joined ranks with Hindustan Petroleum to set up swapping stations. Interestingly, Hero Electric has also hinted that if the battery pack can be upgraded for more range without affecting the current structure of the pack, customers can get the new batteries at no extra cost.
At the moment, Bounce Infinity E1 is the only available e-scooter in India with a battery-swapping feature. But it will soon be joined by the upcoming e-scooters from Hero Electric and the Vida e-scooter from Hero MotoCorp.