BOLT, SpareIt join forces to set up EV ready garage network across India
All-in-One EV infrastructure supplier, BOLT, and automotive aftermarket multi-sided platform, SpareIt has announced their partnership to offer to charge infrastructure to EV users across India.
The partnership will set up 500 BOLT chargers in 15+ cities across India including Bengaluru, Mysore, Hubli, Belgaum, Goa, Hyderabad, Kerala, Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida and strives to set more in the succeeding year, the media release stated.
With this partnership, EV consumers will be enabled with an increased EV adoption process by bringing charging stations to garages thereby combating range anxiety. The release further added that the companies plan to install the BOLT EV charging solution exclusively in 10 percent of SpareIt garages in the next 24 months in India.
Jyotiranjan Harichandan, Cofounder, BOLT, said, "Our partnership with SpareIt will offer customers a robust and well-equipped service network of garages at the click of a button. Using BOLT, we aim to decarbonize India by setting up the largest peer-to-peer EV charging network."
As a part of this partnership, every OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) SpareIt will partner with and will have access to BOLT charging points. BOLT will be integrated into the SpareIt app for the discovery of SpareIt EV garages with charging points. Consequently, SpareIt will have the flexibility to decide the price for each charging session per hour based on their consensus and the electricity charge in the respective geographical locations of the garage and the charge points.
"We are proud and excited to partner with BOLT to ensure faster adoption of EVs. Our vision is to build the largest EV Garages network and this partnership is a testament to how working together and leveraging one's strengths is important for the ecosystem to work collaboratively. The Indian EV revolution is shaping up into a big movement, and this partnership offers a unique value proposition to support EVs and keep them running on the road," said Roney Philip, Head-Strategic Alliances, SpareIt.
The IoT-enabled EV charging points connecting riders across India are compatible with any portable charger that comes with EVs and works with the existing AC power supply everywhere. Additionally, the BOLT OS comes pre-installed in many EVs and BOLT's revolutionary vehicle to charger connectivity (V2C) will enable a seamless fastag like EV charging experience for EV users, the release stated.