Zypp Electric, Mechanifyspares join forces for EV maintenance, repair
Electric mobility startup Zypp Electric has announced that it has partnered with online Electric Vehicles (EV) components and spare parts provider Mechanifyspares for maintenance and repair of its EVs.
The partnership is aimed at organizing the disconnected electric two-wheeler (E2W) market by augmenting the existing supply chain and proprietary technology, Zypp said in the release.
Under the collaboration, the company said it will be able to procure required spare parts by placing an online order with Mechanifyspares and getting it delivered across the cities it operates, the platform stated.
Further, Zypp will also facilitate Mechanifyspares in becoming a one-stop solution for all sorts of EV challenges related to maintenance and repairing, it added.
According to the platform, the industry is growing at an unmatched pace, with India's EV market projected to grow by 90 percent to $150 billion in the next decade.
While the ecosystem is training ICE garage mechanics to repair EVs as smoothly as an ICE, the lack of an organized spare part provider makes repairing inaccessible to many EV users, it said.
The development comes as Zypp is expecting logistics and e-commerce companies to opt for an aggressive switch post-Delhi government's new EV norm, the company said.
As India's B2B gears up for an electric future, Zypp is ramping up its fleet by four times to cater to the rising demand. Starting April, Zypp plans to add 2,000 new EVs every month into its fleet, as per the release.
"As we move to fulfill our dream of putting 1,00,000 EVs on the road for last-mile logistics by this year, we're super excited to create an end-to-end journey for all our partners with Mechanify. While there has been significant growth in the sale and purchase of EVs, there's a massive gap in last mile EV challenges like maintenance or repairs. Having Mechanify on board will help us provide a well-serviced vehicle that runs without any problems," stated Akash Gupta, co-founder-CEO, Zypp Electric.
Mechanifyspares will be able to solve a key issue of obtaining branded spare parts to Zypp's dedicated team that handles its EV repairs to help it remove the bottlenecks it would otherwise face at this stage of growth, Gupta added.
"While India saw growth in EV adoption and charging infrastructure, it lacks a connected ecosystem that resolves end-to-end problems …industry, garage owners, suppliers, and others face difficulties in obtaining genuine two-wheeler parts due to the unorganized nature of the EV ecosystem. Mechanifyspares want to organize the unorganized spare part industry and address an underlying challenge hindering the EV adoption in India," said Viren Thakur and Ujjwal Seth, founders, Mechanifyspares.