Smart Battery Swapping Startup Esmito Partners with ElectricFuel to Offer Energy as Service

Highlights :

  • ElectricFuel is to serve as an EaaS operator enabled by Esmito’s products backed by its smart management platform.
  • The operations are to be rolled out in Bangalore & Hyderabad in phase 1.
  • The partnership will be scaled to offer EaaS pan India.
Smart Battery Swapping Startup Esmito Partners with ElectricFuel to Offer Energy as Service Smart Battery Swapping Startup Esmito Partners with ElectricFuel to offer Energy as Service

Esmito, a smart battery swapping solution provider has joined hands with ElectricFuel, a leading EV charging services  provider to roll out Energy as a Service (EaaS) platform with an aim to bring affordable, high performance battery swapping  solutions to the Indian EV market. The operations are currently being rolled out in Bangalore and Hyderabad and will be scaled to pan India in the next six months. As part of the partnership, ElectricFuel  will serve as an EaaS operator enabled by Esmito’s technology comprising of battery swap stations backed by its smart management platform and mobile app.

Esmito is an IIT Madras incubated company with technology co-developed with Centre for Battery Engineering and Electric Vehicles (CBEEV).

With the central and state governments mandating the adoption of EVs for commercial applications in India, the procurement of these vehicles by potential buyers is a big challenge due to higher pricing compared to the equivalent ICE vehicles. Esmito offers a solution to such commercial fleet users wherein users of Electric vehicles can swap out their used batteries at a swapping station without having to wait for charging time or needing to carry spare batteries for each vehicle.

Esmito will become ElectricFuels’s tech partner and provide the stack of products to enable ElectricFuel as a EaaS operator. The partnership not only helps delivery partners to spend upto 40% lower upfront cost, but also lowers  their operational cost of fuel to about one third of the conventional fuel. The end customers will benefit from this tie-up, and this will go a long way to fulfil India’s goal of transitioning towards clean transportation as quickly as possible.

Commenting on the partnership, Dr Prabhjot Kaur, Co-Founder, Esmito, says, “Our swap technology is focused on providing high performance and safest energy to EVs, especially to the two-wheelers and three-wheelers community. The technology enables 24X7 management of battery’s safety, its utilization with overall increased operational efficiency aiding in faster adoption of EVs in this segment. We are very proud to partner with ELectricFuel, who are aiming to deploy this Battery Swapping infrastructure  across geographies. We look forward to many more tie-ups and see to fulfil our vision to bring in the best Indian technology to move towards cleaner mobility.”

“We are today market leader in offering end-to-end EV fleet charging services to our clients and aim to continuously enhance our portfolio of services in the fast growing EV sector. With this partnership with Esmito, we can now offer fully automated Battery swapping solutions to a larger customer base in both fleet & passenger segments. It is a value addition to our existing services and helps us in further enhancing utilization of our charging infrastructure,” says Sitapathy Chavali, CEO & Co-Founder of ElectricFuel.

Esmito’s technology provides swap stations integrated with smart batteries and cloud platforms and apps. The firm has a strong tie-up with IIT Madras for technology development and validation of products, keeping them abreast of the new revolutionary developments in the field. Esmito recently partnered with popular delivery partner Zepto. Under the partnership, Esmito will help the e-delivery partner fleets to use the services of its battery-swapping solutions for uninterrupted mobility.

ElectricFuel, a tech-enabled charging services company works closely with a number of fleet and passenger electric vehicles companies offering a wide range of solutions including charging and parking services for their fleet. The firm has pan India operations across 15 cities and 1200+ charging points.

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