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Major battery swapping network aims to ‘transform mobility’ in India

12/6/2024

Customer at a SUN Mobility battery swapping point Photo: SUN Mobility
SUN Mobility’s battery-as-a-service (BaaS) mobility solution aims to make two-, three- and small four-wheel electric vehicles affordable, alleviating worries of battery cost, maintenance, replacement and charging time

Photo: SUN Mobility

SUN Mobility, a leading provider of energy infrastructure and services for electric vehicles (EVs), has created a new joint venture with IndianOil that is to deploy in India what aims to be one of the largest battery swapping infrastructure networks by 2030.

The joint venture expects to scale up to more than 10,000 battery swapping stations across more than 40 Indian cities over the next three years to facilitate the ‘seamless adoption of electric mobility across two-wheel, three-wheel and small four-wheel vehicles by providing a convenient battery-as-a-service (BaaS) mobility solution’.  

 

SUN Mobility currently supports more than 25,000 EVs in India across 20 cities, using over 630 service stations and about 50,000 smart batteries to conduct over a million swaps per month for various two- and three-wheeler customers. The BaaS mobility solution makes ‘EVs affordable [while] reducing range anxiety and time for charging’, according to Chetan Maini, Co-Founder and Chairman of SUN Mobility.  

 

The company’s open architecture platform for battery swapping supports various EV types across multiple OEMs, with joint ventures deployed in partnership with companies including Amazon and Uber. This latest joint venture, with IndianOil’s network of more than 37,000 service stations across India, will ‘streamline the customer’s EV experience by offering BaaS nationwide and alleviating worries of battery cost, maintenance, replacement and charging time’ claims Maini. It will ‘transform mobility in India and create a benchmark for the world to follow’, he adds.