SUN Mobility & Amazon Launch Battery Swapping Network in Maharashtra

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With the first set of stations placed at Amazon’s sites in Mumbai and Pune, SUN Mobility plans to deploy over 2000 battery swapping points across Maharashtra by 2025.

SUN Mobility plans to set up over 2000 Swap PointTM across the state of Maharashtra by 2025 supporting over 2,00,000 electric two and three-wheelers and expects to clock over 3,00,000 swaps per day.

Bengaluru-based Energy infrastructure and services provider, SUN Mobility has announced the launch of its battery-swapping network for electric vehicles in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The company is installing these battery swapping stations in collaboration with Amazon India. With the first set of stations placed at Amazon’s sites in Mumbai and Pune, SUN Mobility plans to deploy over 2000 battery swapping points across Maharashtra by 2025. 

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On the occasion, Aaditya Thackeray, Minister of Environment & Climate Change, Govt. of Maharashtra, commented, “Earlier this year, our government decided to implement the decision of using only EVs for all government, Urban Local Bodies, and Corporations. Today’s announcement of SUN Mobility launching their Battery Swapping operations with Amazon in Maharashtra is yet another step towards achieving our goal of clean mobility in the state. I am excited to see innovative technologies and models in mobility, like battery swapping, emerge in Maharashtra, that can be taken to the rest of the country and the world. We look forward to working with various players in the space and extending all necessary support to make Maharashtra a leading example in EV adoption.”

Earlier this year, Amazon and SUN Mobility worked together to expand the deployment of EVs integrated with battery swapping technology for delivery fleet operations. This expansion will further bolster Amazon’s efforts to implement more sustainable practices in its operations, as well as contribute to its Climate Pledge goals – a commitment to achieve net-zero carbon by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.

Commenting on the expansion Abhinav Singh, Director – Customer Fulfilment, Supply Chain and Global Specialty Fulfilment, Amazon India said “In line with our climate pledge, we committed to sustainably build a fleet of 10,000 EVs in our transportation network by 2025.

Anant Badjatya, CEO of SUN Mobility said, “We are delighted to partner with the state in setting up an enabling ecosystem to drive automotive electrification with our strategic partners –, Indian Oil, Amazon our OEM partners like Piaggio, Omega Seiki, Hero Electric, and Greaves. Our investments in setting up a battery swapping network are a testimony to our commitment to making Maharashtra a greener state. This expansion will further strengthen our partnership with Amazon while enabling them with environment-friendly delivery options pan India.”

SUN Mobility plans to set up over 2000 Swap PointTM across the state of Maharashtra by 2025 supporting over 2,00,000 electric two and three-wheelers and expects to clock over 3,00,000 swaps per day. This infrastructure is expected to create 3000+ direct employment opportunities and support over 2,00,000 self-employed / fleet-employed EV users. Out of this expansion, SUN Mobility plans to deploy over 100 swap stations in Mumbai itself and followed by Pune in this financial year (FY22-23). This network will support over 4000 EVs (2W and 3W for goods and passengers) in these two cities using SUN Mobility’s battery swapping technology.

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