US Firm BILITI Electric Unveils New EV with Battery Swapping Tech

Highlights :

  • The vehicle has a certified range of 110 miles and is designed for commercial last-mile deliveries.
  • The SmartSwapp technology enables the user to simply swap the vehicle’s battery and get recharged in less than a minute.

US-based BILITI Electric, a manufacturer of compact electric vehicles, has introduced the GMW Taskman, its electric vehicle with SmartSwapp battery technology, to North America at the AutoMobility event in Los Angeles.

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The vehicle has a certified range of 110 miles and is designed for commercial last-mile deliveries. The SmartSwapp technology enables the user to simply swap the vehicle’s battery and get recharged in less than a minute. The Taskman has seen a collective mileage of 20 million miles and delivered 12 million packages so far. It is the first electric three-wheeler to be designed with a modular battery swapping system – SmartSwapp.

“BILITI’s SmartSwapp is much faster than traditional recharging – just stop, swap and go,” claims the company. It takes away range anxiety and prolonged charging time and increases productivity with the same vehicle. Delivery agents can now fulfill orders in inner cities or suburbs without worrying about vehicle range and charging infrastructure. The vehicles are cloud-connected via mobile and show real-time availability of nearest SmartSwapp stations based on location.

“At AutoMobility, we also highlighted a very important green innovation for the first time —solar panels,” said Rahul Gayam, BILITI Electric CEO. “The solar panels are mounted on three sides of the vehicle and provide enough power to fully recharge the Taskman battery in just over three hours. You can rely on the sun for 100% recharge, for an extended range of another 110 miles.”

The Taskman vehicle has been ground-tested by e-commerce companies in US, UK, EU, Japan, UAE, India and Africa, such as Amazon, Walmart (Flipkart), IKEA, SokoWatch, BigBasket (Tata), and Zomato. “The vehicle is a smart, efficient, and economical way to deliver goods and packages in an urban environment,” states BILITI Electric.

“The company recently announced a $400 million PIPE investment commitment from Luxembourg-based GEM Global Yield LLC SCS (GEM). With certainty of a PIPE investment upon public listing, BILITI Electric is now well-positioned to deliver on the company’s vision of accelerating the world’s transition towards smart and sustainable mobility,” added the firm.

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