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VoltUp in alliance with BPCL to scale up battery swapping solutions
- To install 150 stations across India within 1 year including 40 stations in Mumbai
- To add 650 battery swapping stations across 50 cities in the next 3 years
- To cater to over 45,000 e2&3-wheelers per day through these stations in the next 3 years
In continuance to increase its footprint in battery swapping, India’s leading and fastest-growing Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) start-up, VoltUp, is collaborating with BPCL to set up 650 swapping stations with over 7,800 charging docks across 50 cities in the next three years. The company launched 3 battery swapping stations in BPCL retail outlets in Mumbai today and by next year, it will install 150 swapping stations across India in association with BPCL. Through this alliance, VoltUp continues transforming densely populated areas with smart swapping solutions every 3km-4km and will be expanding its reach across Mumbai with 40 stations at BPCL alone and strengthen its footprint in Delhi/NCR with over 50 stations this year. In the next 3 years, VoltUp & BPCL shall cover top 50 cities including Delhi NCR, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Indore Surat, Kolkata among others which contribute ~40% of the automotive population. These cities with high traffic density and high propensity for ride share and ride hail as well as last mile logistics fulfilment making swapping essential to accelerate EV adoption by creating time efficiencies. The VoltUp – BPCL partnership will be catering to battery swapping of over 45,000 e2&3-wheelers per day, in the next three years. With the addition of new locations in Mumbai, VoltUp now has over 110 stations with over 1300 docks across 10 cities and 8 states.
Adoption of swappable battery e-2 wheelers is rising with delivery agents opting for minimal downtime and low running cost. With Mumbai being one of the early adopters of e-2 wheelers with swappable batteries, VoltUp has been consistently increasing its presence in the city to support the growing demand. A Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform, VoltUp offers a one-stop solution for battery swapping of all electric 2&3 wheelers. Providing riders with smart swappable batteries, VoltUp brings customers a similar experience to that of petrol refuelling with a battery swap within a minute for their discharged batteries, ensuring nil downtime to the users and zero hassles for all battery-related issues.
Siddharth Kabra, Co-Founder & CEO – VoltUp, said-
“Battery swapping is witnessing a surge in key cities of India. From low running cost, almost nil downtime for last mile delivery agents to requirement of minimal space and safety because of batteries being charged under a controlled environment is leading to its adoption. In a country like India with expanding delivery fleet of e-2&3 wheelers, battery swapping is going to play a key role in the adoption of e-fleets. Our partnership with BPCL, who has an exhaustive and extensive network will foster the growth of battery swapping adoption in densely populated cities.” He further added, “Clean energy and sustainability are key for nation development. As an environment conscious company, we are committed to promote sustainable smart urban mobility that will impact positively the lives of future generations.”
VoltUp has been consistently increasing its footprint across the country. In September 2022, VoltUp became the first battery swapping company in the country to forge a partnership with Infrastructure, OEM and Last Mile partners to boost smart mobility in Mumbai with a complete green energy solution.
Akshay Wadhwa, Retail Head (West) – BPCL, said-
“This is the cornerstone for the future of sustainable mobility, and Bharat Petroleum is happy to be associated with VoltUp in its journey to set up an extensive battery-swapping network in the country. The pooling of resources in the public and private sectors to create necessary infrastructure is a great way to promote these technologies without huge capital expenditure. BPCL has always been at the forefront of providing all forms of energy solutions for personal and commercial mobility to our esteemed customers. We have entered the exciting phase of energy transition towards clean energy and this partnership is a big step forward in driving the adoption of electric vehicles in the e-2&3 wheelers segment in the country.”
Advanced Lithium batteries will be provided as a subscription to lower the initial investment in the e-2 wheelers. It offers battery swapping in less than 1 minute through VoltUp’s dedicated network of charging zones to enable smooth and uninterrupted transport operations. The service networks, will provide complete maintenance, service support to battery on the platform. The smart stations will be monitored via an Ops engine to maintain battery charging temperatures and cell balancing for higher efficiencies.
Keeping up with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision on 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 smart battery swapping network which 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.
VoltUp platform is designed to drive change for all future mobility needs now! VoltUp is a one-stop solution to battery swapping for all 2-wheeler and 3-wheeler vehicle. We facilitate Electric Vehicle with our smart swappable batteries in 10 cities and ensure that everyone keeps driving without having to wait. VoltUp is a transparent, easy, accessible, safe, and INSTANT connected portable EV technology provider, making densely populated cities into smart cities. With a unique solution of Swapping and not Charging, provides the user a time saving and efficient way to run their vehicles. This guarantees a nil downtime to the users and zero hassles for all battery related issues.