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Bounce, Bharat Petroleum be a part of forces to arrange 3,000 battery swapping stations | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The swapping stations will likely be arrange throughout 10 main cities and also will be capable of assist fashions from different producers that use the identical battery tech.

Bounce Infinity has tied up with Bharat Petroleum to determine 3,000 battery swapping stations throughout the nation. Bounce at the moment presents the E1 electrical scooter, which contains a detachable battery. The E1 will be purchased with the battery or with out it by utilizing a ‘battery as a service’ subscription mannequin. These choosing this subscription mannequin are free to make use of any of Bounce’s battery swapping stations throughout the nation.

To make this swapping answer extra possible, the corporate has now joined forces with Bharat Petroleum (BP). As a part of the partnership, Bounce will likely be putting in its swapping stations at BP’s filling stations throughout India. In complete, the partnership will lead to 3,000 new swapping stations being established in 10 main cities. If that distribution is equal, then every main metropolis ought to find yourself with roughly 300 swapping stations, which is kind of a wholesome quantity, and certain to make this a possible answer.

How the swapping stations work

Bounce’s swapping stations include 4, six or 9 slots, the place the batteries will be saved and charged. A buyer merely has to take away a fully-charged battery and re-insert the depleted battery and plug it in to cost. Bounce says it has each manned and unmanned swapping stations in its community, and within the case of the unmanned stations, all of the actions are carried out through the corporate’s app.

Bounce additionally says that these swapping stations will assist its interoperable companions (every other autos that use the identical battery as its personal), which means that two- and three-wheelers from different producers may even be capable of use these stations. The battery pack within the Bounce Infinity E1 is a 2kWh lithium-ion unit. You may be taught extra in regards to the scooter in our detailed overview right here.

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