Electric mobility player Bounce Infinity said on Monday it has partnered with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) to set up battery swapping infrastructure at the oil major’s service stations. of the public sector.
The battery swap service from Bengaluru will be gradually extended to major metropolitan cities, and the company aims to set up 3,000 stations in the 10 major cities, Bounce said in a statement.
The smart framework will not only cater to the company’s retail business, but also support interoperable partners for two-wheelers and three-wheelers, the company said, adding that battery swapping as a solution would also support these two and three-wheelers. which have been converted into electric vehicles from conventional engines.
Bounce Co-Founder and CEO Vivekananda Hallakere said the company has partnered strategically with leading industry players to revolutionize the battery swapping scenario.
“This partnership reiterates our commitment to a cleaner, pollution-free country by making our network accessible to consumers at the same scale and convenience as refueling. We look forward to a lasting partnership between Bounce Infinity and BPCL,” added Hallakere.
BPCL Executive Director-in-Charge (Retail), PS Ravi, said swapping batteries with pre-charged batteries from Bounce Infinity will significantly reduce vehicle downtime, adding convenience to customers and reducing l autonomy anxiety.
“The interoperability functionality offered by Bounce Infinity will help us serve more EV customers and help grow this important battery swap segment in the EV space in the country,” said he added.
Ravi further stated, “This partnership focused on urban markets complements BPCL’s overall EV charging roadmap of establishing fast charging corridors on major highways across the country interconnecting major cities and hubs. economical and will have a network of 7,000 conveniently located fast charging stations along with a host of customer amenities in the country over the next 2-3 years.”
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