Battery Smart, a battery-swapping network for electric vehicles (EVs), today announced its partnership with Shared Electric Mobility start-up Zypp Electric .
Through this partnership, 2000 Zypp Electric two-wheelers will be integrated onto Battery Smart’s network, so that the drivers will have seamless access to 175+ Swap Stations across the Delhi NCR region. A pilot of 200 vehicles is already underway.
Battery Smart’s unique battery-as-a-service model allows Zypp Electric to lower its CAPEX while scaling operations. With zero downtime associated with swapping, Zypp’s drivers can save valuable time and leverage a well-established network to swap batteries at any location – enabling them to be on the road for longer durations.
“Our partnership with Zypp Electric adds a large base of commercial two-wheelers and helps us improve the utilization of our growing network. As the largest network for battery swapping in the country, we help mitigate the fear of range anxiety typically associated with EVs, especially for the logistics segment,” said Pulkit Khurana, Co-Founder of Battery Smart
Speaking on occasion, Akash Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO of Zypp Electric, said, “Having access to the largest network of battery swapping in the country helps our drivers be on the road for longer durations. The partnership with Battery Smart also allows us to remain asset-light while expanding our fleet numbers further, without incurring a large CAPEX associated with the batteries and stations. At Zypp, we always follow the ecosystem approach of partnering with companies solving the right problems for faster EV adoption for the masses.”
Operationalized in June 2020, Battery Smart has a unique partner-led model that allows it to scale rapidly. With 175+ live stations across Delhi, Gurgaon, and Noida, the company has completed 7 lakh swaps and currently services 2500+ electric two and three-wheelers daily. Looking ahead, Battery Smart aims to provide EV drivers access to two-minute swaps within a 1 km radius with zero wait time.
Co-founded by Akash Gupta and Rashi Agarwal in 2017, Zypp Electric provides electric scooters on a subscription plan to its clients and to delivery executives. Currently, the company works with all leading business-to-business grocery and other hyperlocal delivery companies, with over 2,000 electric vehicles on its platform. This partnership with Battery Smart ties into Zypp’s vision of making every delivery pollution-free for its customers while also creating more savings for delivery executives.