BSES and Ola Electric Mobility to set up EV Battery Swapping Stations

BSES will set up EV battery swapping stations in New Delhi for two and three-wheelers in collaboration with Ola Electric Mobility.

BSES Ola EV Battery Swapping

Delhi-based power Discoms BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) and BSES Rajdhani (BRPL) have announced that they will set up EV battery swapping stations in New Delhi for two and three-wheelers in collaboration with Ola Electric Mobility.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed recently between the BSES discoms and Ola Electric Mobility for setting up battery swapping stations at identified locations in south, west, central and east Delhi areas, a BSES spokesperson said.

Ankit Jain, co-founder of Ola Electric Mobility, said that the agreement will augment the company’s efforts for laying a strong foundation to enable smooth functioning of Electric Vehicles (EVs) across the country by creating a widespread network of charging solutions that vehicle owners and operators can rely on.

“As part of the agreement, Ola Electric will manage and operate these stations through a cloud-based software system. On its part, BSES will facilitate in identification of strategic locations for battery swapping (and charging) stations, depending on the optimum usage and potential of electric vehicles in the area,” he said.

The agreement, valid for a period of three years, will hasten the adoption of electric vehicles in the city. The owners of electric vehicles (two and three-wheelers and e rickshaws) will be able to avail the services at these stations, he said.

In June, we had reported that BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd. (BRPL) had commissioned its first smart public charging station the ‘Blue Smart Charger’ for electric vehicles in South Extension Part 2. The smart charging station, which can charge two vehicles simultaneously has been set up in partnership between BRPL, Gensol Charge Ltd. and Techperspect.

The smart charging stations has been set-up with an ‘analytic platform’, which will help EV owners get a seamless online experience. Through the ElectreeFi Mobile App, a consumer can locate the nearest charging station, make an advance online booking and even pay online. As part of this endeavour, BSES has entered into partnerships with several organisations to set-up over 150 smart EV charging stations across its licensed area. Of this, around 50 smart EV charging stations will be set-up in FY 2019-20. 

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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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