EV Motors India, Hero Electric partners for last-mile delivery

EV Motors India (EVM) and Hero Electric has partnered to launch e-bike for last-mile delivery operations.

Under the partnership agreement EVM will integrate its batteries with Hero e-bikes that can be supercharged in less than 30 minutes using the rapid charging station network PlugNgo being set up by EV Motors.

The rapid charging stations will be installed at strategic locations, including the Hero dealerships, and will be accessible for public charging. The plan is to run a pilot of around 10,000 e-bikes in a few cities in the next 12 months before launching it nationwide.

These solutions are designed to meet the requirements and expectations of last-mile delivery operators, including e-commerce, online food, fleet operators and courier delivery businesses.

 “This unique solution of ‘30 minutes charging’ coupled with the easier ownership models may be a game-changer for the EV industry as it will solve three important issues namely- range anxiety, battery replacement costs and the high acquisition price,” said Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric.

Vinit Bansal, Managing Director, EV Motors India, said, “We have witnessed huge demand of electric two-wheelers and related services in the last-mile delivery operation, keeping in mind the requisition of long-life batteries that can be charged very quickly and can also withstand the rigours of high temperatures and Indian driving conditions. Hence, this strategic partnership will help create the necessary competency and technology to build the future of the mobility market in India.”