Hero Electric To Integrate Sun Mobility’s Swappable Battery Into Its E2Ws

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This comes as Hero Electric’s rival Hero MotoCorp has linked up with the Taiwanese battery swapping technology provider Gogoro

Hero Electric has partnered tied up with swappable battery service startup Sun Mobility to be integrate its smart-swappable battery technology into its two-wheelers.

Hero Electric and Sun Mobility will get down to deploying the new battery swappable technology within the next three months. At least around 10,000 of Hero Electric e-scooters will be fitted with Sun Mobility’s battery tech by the end of the year, the companies said in a statement.

Hero Electric and Sun Mobility hope to make the most out of demand for the battery electric vehicles, particularly for two and three wheeler EVs. These vehicle segments greatly benefit from battery swapping infrastructure as charging stations are slow to come by.

This comes as Hero Electric’s rival Hero MotoCorp has linked up with the Taiwanese battery swapping technology provider Gogoro.

Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric, said, “battery Swapping is emerging as a good catalyst for the exponential growth of the electric two-wheelers in India. It reduces the upfront cost of buying a two-wheeler, eliminates the range anxiety and the apprehensions about the useful life of the batteries. It certainly makes a lot of sense for the B2B customers as the swapping stations can be placed in the working zones for the riders to allow them to run their bikes without waiting for the recharging of the batteries.”

Hero Electric is now expanding its existing R&D facilities to manufacture the next generation of low-speed, city speed and high-speed vehicles for the consumers. The electric two-wheeler manufacturer has sold over 450,000 units.

Chetan Maini, Co-Founder and Chairman of Sun Mobility, said, “The confluence of Hero Electric’s futuristic vision on understanding the EV space and the pros of the battery swapping technology, along with the government’s commendable initiatives to come up with tangible policies, will definitely augur well with our common goal to accelerate the demand and adoption of EVs in the country.”

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