EV startup Bounce, Park+ partners to reinforce battery swapping infra across the country
Smart mobility solution startup Bounce and app for car users Park+ has announced that they have entered a strategic partnership to reinforce the EV ecosystem across the country.
Bounce and Park+ said it will set up more than 3,500 battery swapping stations across 10 cities in India.
"Our objective is to have our battery swapping stations to be within one kilometre of wherever you are and to enable this we have partnered with Park+," Vivekananda Hallakere, Co-Founder and CEO, Bounce, said in a declaration.
This smart framework will be available at locations like residential societies, key parking spaces, malls, corporate offices for customers to find the nearest swapping station on their Bounce App or Park+ app.
Bounce is set to launch its first consumer electric scooter, Bounce Infinity, on December 2, 2021, with the 'Battery as a service' option.
The swapping stations would work on similar principles to a fuel station. Likewise, Bounce battery swapping stations will have charged and ready-to-go batteries that customers can effortlessly swap with their near-empty batteries in under a minute.
"Park+ is on a mission to revolutionize automotive users' experience through a technology-enabled ecosystem of solutions," stated Amit Lakhotia, Founder and CEO, Park+.
With this infrastructure in place, customers would not have to wait for the scooter to charge, be concerned about the range, or remember to charge it.