New Delhi-based EV options supplier SUN Mobility introduced the growth of its battery-swapping community to Maharashtra as a part of its partnership with Amazon India. The first set of battery-swapping stations within the state had been arrange at Amazon services in Mumbai and Pune, respectively. The firm goals to find over 2,000 battery swapping items throughout Maharashtra by 2025.
Speaking on the launch, Aaditya Thackeray, Minister of Environment & Climate Change, Govt. of Maharashtra mentioned, “Earlier this year, our government decided to implement the decision of using only EVs for all governments, Urban Local Bodies and Corporations. Today’s announcement of SUN Mobility launching their Battery Swapping operations with Amazon in Maharashtra is yet another step towards achieving our goal of clean mobility in the state,”
“We look forward to working with various players in the space and extending all necessary support to make Maharashtra a leading example in EV adoption.”, he added.
Sun Mobility has been establishing battery-swapping stations at Amazon India warehouses throughout cities akin to Ahmedabad, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru. The e-commerce large will search to deploy EVs suitable with SUN Mobility’s batteries in its supply fleets as a part of the collaboration. At current, they’ve deployed over 200 automobiles throughout Delhi and Bengaluru which might be suitable with SUN’s batteries.
Abhinav Singh, Director, Supply Chain, Amazon India mentioned, “In line with our climate pledge, we made a commitment to sustainably build a fleet of 10,000 EVs in our transportation network by 2025. Maharashtra has a significant delivery network and with this cross-industry collaboration, we will be able to deliver packages to a large customer base more sustainably.”
Anant Badjatya, CEO of SUN Mobility mentioned , “It’s inspiring to see Maharashtra government’s leadership in accelerating EV adoption through policy initiatives. We are delighted to partner with the state in setting up an enabling ecosystem to drive automotive electrification with our strategic partners – Indian Oil, Amazon and our OEM partners like Piaggio, Omega Seiki, Hero Electric and Greaves. Our investments in setting up a battery swapping network is a testimony to our commitment to making Maharashtra a greener state. This expansion will further strengthen our partnership with Amazon, while enabling them with environment-friendly delivery options pan India.”
With its goal of deploying 2,000 swapping stations by 2025, SUN Mobility goals to supply over 2,00,000 electrical two-wheelers and three-wheelers with over 3,00,000 swaps per day. The firm plans to arrange over 100 swap stations in Mumbai itself by the top of FY 22-23.