Repos Energy, BATX Energies, and Urja Bio-System partner to introduce mobile EVC solution in India
Pune-based Repos Energy, a fuel-on-demand service company, Urja Bio System a waste-to-energy solutions provider, and Gurugram-based Batx Energies, a green tech solutions start-up have joined forces to introduce a green mobile/on-demand EV charging solution infrastructure.
As per the company plan, Urja Bio System will work towards creating micro power-generation utilities using waste-to-energy production, which will be used to charge stationary batteries.
Batx Energies will assemble the batteries by sourcing end-of-live lithium-ion cells from various sources including OEMs, telecom, and IT infrastructure. These batteries will be equipped in the mobile charging truck created by Repos Energy.
The mobile charging station can be equipped with 10 kW to 100 kW. Repos Energy is finalizing the truck on which the mobile charging station will be set up. The target is to have an electric truck to ensure as much reduction in carbon emissions as possible. It is already in talks with leading CV makers to finalize the vehicle model.
It is learned that under the initial target, the first mobile EV charging station/ proof-of-concept (POC) will be introduced by the end-2022 in Pune. Once thriving, customers will be able to procure these mobile EV charging stations and become an entrepreneur. On the other hand, the waste-to-energy micro plants will also open opportunities for farmers to enhance their income while getting rid of waste plants.
Chetan Walunj, Founder and CEO, Repos, said "We are proud to launch our customized mobile electric charging solution, which uses old, recycled batteries to promote green EV. It is designed as a fast-charging network available any day, anytime, anywhere in the city. The cost of total ownership is quite low, driven by our business model. The charging solution would form the infrastructure backbone for a growing EV ecosystem and easily provide customers with energy-efficient options. Our smart charging solution balances individual, corporate, and community usage."
Aditi Bhosale Walunj, Founder, Repos: "75 percent of electrical power in India is generated through the burning of coal, and then using this power to charge your EVs will do no good for the desired purpose. Also, the e-waste through batteries is huge in the country. We need to find a solution to these problems first and that is why we have come up with this solution of 'Waste to power' fuelled 'Mobile Electric Charging Vehicles' where power produced through waste is stored in recycled second-life batteries which in turn are mounted on a mobile vehicle used as a charging station for end-consumers. The entire process ensures negligible carbon emissions thus serving the overall purpose of the carbon neutral future"
Utkarsh Singh, Founder, and CEO, BatX Energies said, "Our partnership with Repos for developing mobile electric vehicle charging systems and technology best defines our mission of sustainable energy transmission and storage. Our second-life energy storage technology will not only help India to reuse the hazardous lithium-ion battery waste coming out of electric vehicles but also create a circular economy. The trio-led solution will help customers to reduce range anxiety and have easy access to EV charging on demand at the desired location. This will be the world's first of its kind of carbon neutral solution made in India for the world."
Gajanan Patil, MD, Urja Biosystem, "Today we are happy to announce that we are joining hands with India's biggest energy distribution company Repos for carbon neutral mobile EV charging station. We are generating power from wet biodegradable waste and the same renewable power will be used for EV charging by Repos. Through this venture we will contribute to waste management under the Swachh Bharat mission, saving on natural resources, promoting a circular economy in rural areas,s and employment generation. And will also contribute to reducing carbon dioxide emissions responsible for global warming."