SUN Mobility Planning 100 EV Battery Swapping Stations in Bengaluru 

SUN Mobility has announced that it plans to establish 100 battery swapping stations for EVs in Bengaluru by the end of 2021.

SUN Mobility, a leading provider of universal energy infrastructure and services to accelerate mass electric vehicle (EV) usage, has announced that it plans to establish 100 battery swapping stations for EVs in Bengaluru by the end of 2021. The announcement was made at the launch event of the firm’s first battery swap points/stations in the city. 

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa formally commenced the commercial launch of the company’s swapping network in Bengaluru.

Currently, there are four swap points available at Indian Oil Corporation Ltd’s (IOCL) outlets in the city’s densely populated areas of Indiranagar, Jayanagar, Koramangala and HSR Layout. 

The firm also announced its partnership with MetroRide, a sustainable and environment-friendly shared mobility solution provider, to solve first and last-mile connectivity for metro rail. MetroRide’s fleet of Piaggio Ape E-City electric three-wheelers will make use of SUN Mobility’s swap points deployed at IOCL outlets.

Bengaluru-based SUN Mobility is a joint venture (JV) between Maini Group and SUN Group–co-founded by Chetan Maini, founder of India’s first electric car, Reva and Uday Khemka, Vice Chairman of SUN Group.

“We realise that good infrastructure is a precursor to enabling a vibrant, clean and shared mobility ecosystem in a city like Bengaluru. A great example of this is the three-wheeler market that has 1,80,000 three-wheelers, supported by 85 LPG stations,” SUN Mobility co-founder and Vice-Chairman Chetan Maini said. The company wants to create a similar supporting ecosystem by deploying 100 swap points by the end of next year that can power and support all forms of shared mobility in the city, including two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and last-mile delivery trucks.

“Our commitment is to increase adoption of EVs in the shared mobility sector, in Bengaluru, by making refuelling faster, cheaper, more accessible and convenient (through swapping),” he added.

In June, we had reported that Indian Oil had opened its first battery-swapping station for electric vehicles (EVs) at its retail outlet in Chandigarh in partnership with SUN Mobility.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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