Mobility firm, Bounce and Park +, an app for car users, have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to boost the electric vehicle ecosystem across the country by establishing 3,500+ battery swapping stations across 10 cities in India. This smart framework will be available in locations such as residential communities, major parking lots, shopping centers, corporate offices, etc. for customers to find the nearest switch station in the Bounce app or the Park + app.
Bounce will launch its first consumer electric scooter, Bounce Infinity, on December 2, 2021 with a 'battery as a service' option, the first-of-its-kind in the Indian market.
The swapping stations would work on similar principles to a fuel station. Similarly, BOUNCE Battery Exchange Stations will have ready-to-use, charged batteries that customers can easily replace with their near-empty batteries in less than a minute. With this infrastructure in place, customers won't have to wait for the scooter to charge, worry about range, or remember to charge it.
Vivekananda Hallakere, Co-Founder and CEO of Bounce, said: "Our goal is to have our battery exchange stations within a kilometer of wherever you are and to enable this we have partnered with Park +. This partnership aligns with our efforts to build a battery exchange infrastructure for more than 1 million motorcycles over the next 24 months. "
Amit Lakhotia, Founder and CEO of Park +, said: "Park + is on a mission to revolutionize the experience of car users with an ecosystem of solutions that support technology. Electric vehicles will lead the automotive landscape of tomorrow with their advantages across the board. Absence of charging infrastructure is the biggest roadblock to the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. We are committed to expanding the charging infrastructure at a rapid pace through our network of solutions in corporate parks, centers commercial and apartments."