“SUN Mobility’s battery swapping solution will help us in fulfilling our vision of creating a sustainable mobility ecosystem without having to worry about the energy infrastructure,” Graffi added.
Piaggio Vehicles, a pioneer of 3-wheeler goods transportation in India, has entered into a partnership with Bengaluru-based Sun Mobility on Tuesday to launch the commercial vehicle range with swappable battery technology.
According to the partnership, SUN Mobility will provide Piaggio with its smart batteries along with quick interchange stations, the company said in a statement.
The Pune-based company’s upcoming electric vehicles (EVs) will be powered with smart swappable batteries having advanced lithium-ion technology.
Further, the move will help in improving the overall efficiency of the electric vehicles along with better pickup and higher mileage.
Commenting on the partnership, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd, MD & CEO, Diego Graffi said “we are delighted to partner with SUN Mobility to integrate their swappable battery technology in our upcoming range of electric vehicles. At Piaggio, we believe in providing path breaking solutions in the last mile transportation segment, and we are committed to provide best in class offerings to our customers.”
Moreover, the network of quick interchange stations will facilitate electric 3-wheeler drivers to swap their batteries in under 2 minutes thereby. It will also address the concerns of range limitation and long re-fuelling time.
“This partnership with SUN Mobility is a step forward towards providing easy, cost effective and eco-friendly last mile transportation. SUN Mobility’s battery swapping solution will help us in fulfilling our vision of creating a sustainable mobility ecosystem without having to worry about the energy infrastructure,” Graffi added.
“It is our pleasure to associate with Piaggio, a leading brand in the commercial vehicle space. At SUN Mobility, we believe that our open architecture energy infrastructure solution will enable the building of a smart, affordable urban electric mobility solution for improving last mile connectivity options for commuters. This alliance, backed by Piaggio’s state-of-the-art products will accelerate electric mobility as we scale our unique swappable technology further in the Indian market,” said Chetan Maini, Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman, SUN Mobility.