Hero Electric announced cooperation with Adani Electricity and battery-swapping startup VoltUp to strengthen Mumbai's electric mobility infrastructure. Hero Electric stated that VoltUp will establish smart electric mobility stations throughout the city with this agreement to make battery changing convenient. By 2024, the EV manufacturer hopes to have 500 of these battery-switching stations operating in Mumbai.
According to information provided by Hero Electric, these stations will serve more than 30,000 riders each day. The western line from Churchgate to Mira-Bhayandar will be covered by 50 additional locations by the end of this year, according to a press statement from Hero Electric and its partners.
Collaboration, according to Hero Electric CEO Sohinder Gill, is the best method to improve the EV ecosystem in India because it would increase EV penetration throughout the whole nation. “This association with VoltUp, Adani Electricity, and Zomato will establish a dense infrastructure encouraging more riders to switch to EVs and operate smoothly without worrying about range anxiety issues. Hero Electric is the only manufacturer to have a specific product designed for delivery partner fleets given the segment's potential to contribute towards a clean and green future," Gill added.
According to Siddharth Kabra, CEO and co-founder of VoltUp, time is crucial in a fast-paced city like Mumbai, thus prompt battery changing will relieve riders of range concerns. “Adani Electricity’s dense network and Hero Electric’s manufacturing of advanced and affordable products resonate with VoltUp’s business model of providing a complete green solution to the EV industry. This partnership will not only act as a catalyst in pushing the envelope of Smart Mobility in India but will also integrate green energy for charging batteries," said Kabra.