Hero Electric has partnered with Sun Mobility, a provider of energy infrastructure and services for Electric Vehicles (EVs). The partnership aims to deploy electric two-wheelers with swappable battery technology. Hero Electric and Sun Mobility will jointly start deployment over the next three months with a target of around 10,000 electric two-wheelers by the end of this year.
Hero Electric vehicle owners will be able to take advantage of this facility. The company’s global interoperable smart mobility solutions include modular smart batteries that are connected via a battery network.
The network of quick interchange stations (swap points) allows for a ‘refueling’ infrastructure comparable to ICE vehicles. This new facility will be available on pay-per-use model.
Hero Electric announced that it is expanding its existing R&D facilities to manufacture the next generation of low-speed, city-speed and high-speed vehicles. The EV maker sold over 4,50,000 units.
Under this new partnership, Hero Electric and Sun Mobility plan to create an ecosystem where the customer has access to battery technologies throughout the product lifecycle. Additionally, the companies will collaborate on financing options.
Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric, said, “We have now developed e-two wheelers that will seamlessly integrate with Sun Mobility’s hi-tech swapping stations to provide years of hassle-free performance of the overall solution. Through the partnership, we will provide customers with a variety of solutions tailored to their needs and give them the ultimate pleasure of adopting eco-friendly, economical and convenient mobility solutions.Battery swapping has also been declared a focus area in the recent budget And we are in discussions with the government to help create a cost-effective eco-system that can support a large-scale conversion of customers from dirty fuel vehicles to zero-emission clean mobility solutions.”
Chetan Maini, Co-Founder and President, Sun Mobility, said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with one of the pioneers of electric 2W manufacturing in India. The confluence of Hero Electric’s futuristic vision to realize the benefits of EV space and battery swapping technology, commendable initiatives by the government with tangible policies, will certainly augur well with our common goal of accelerating the demand and adoption of EVs . in country.”
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