NEW DELHI, June 15 (The CONNECT) - Crayon Motors, an Indian manufacturer of e-mobility solutions and Bounce Infinity have entered into a collaboration to establish the first interoperated battery swapping network.
Under this partnership, Crayon Motors’ customers can choose to buy a 2W or 3W without battery and make use of Bounce Infinity’s Battery-as-a-Service. The smart solution which will largely be available at locations as diverse as Crayon Motors’ dealerships, residential complexes, petrol bunks, restaurants, cafes, co-living spaces, corporate offices and kirana stores.
The association shall extend Battery as a service to all “low powered” and “high powered” 2W’s manufactured by Crayon. The stations at all times, will have charged and ready-to-go batteries; that one can easily swap with their near-empty batteries in under a few minutes. With this infrastructure in place, customers wouldn’t have to wait for their vehicles to charge, be anxious about the range or remember to charge it.
Mayank Jain - Co-Founder and Director of Crayon Motors said, customers will now be able to move from range anxiety to range serenity or ease. The battery swapping technology will also eliminate charging time. While driving an EV, the main concern a customer has is, ‘what if I run out of battery charge in the middle of a highway or a busy road?’
Searching for a battery charging station and then spending hours charging the battery of the vehicle is a time consuming as well as anxiety inducing task. “If you can access a fully charged battery at that point, the range anxiety then turns to range ease. Plus, the customer does not have to worry about spending hours charging,” he said.
Aside from powering all low powered and high powered 2W’s manufactured by Crayon, Bounce Infinity would also be extending its Battery-as-a-Service to Crayon’s sister 3W brand - Singham, one of India’s leading electric 3W brand. This proposition shall allow Singham vehicles to be now sold under a new variant - E-Rickshaw with Battery-as-a-Service.
Anil G, COO and Co-Founder, Bounce Infinity said, “Bounce Infinity has been strategically partnering with prominent players to revolutionize battery swapping and after sales experience for consumers. Our partnership with Crayon reiterates our commitment towards cleaner and greener future.”
Crayon Motors manufactures electric scooters in Ghaziabad. The company with its make in India approach is focusing on high-speed two wheelers & has made significant investments in R&D to establish manufacturing plants for key components such as Motors, controller, prototypes etc.