EV Motors India, a turnkey electric vehicle (EV) solutions provider, and Hero Electric have arrived into a partnership to upkeep adoption of EVs for last-mile delivery operations.
Under the corporation, EV Motors will offer advanced battery solutions and charging infrastructure unified with Hero Electric vehicles, the two companies said in a mutual statement.
Hero Electric's e-bikes will be integrated with hi-tech batteries from EV Motors India and these can be supercharged in less than 30 minutes using the rapid charging station network 'PlugNgo' being implemented by the latter.
"The rapid charging stations will be installed at strategic locations, comprising the Hero Electric franchises and will be accessible for public charging," the declaration said.
At the outset, a pilot of about 10,000 e-bikes will run in a few cities in the next 12 months before the countrywide launch.
These solutions are particularly designed to meet the necessities and expectations of last-mile delivery operators, comprising e-commerce, online food, fleet operators, and courier delivery businesses, it further.
Hero Electric CEO Sohinder Gill believed, "This unique solution of '30 minutes charging' coupled with the easier ownership models may be a game-changer for the EV industry as it will solve three important issues namely -- range anxiety, battery replacement costs, and the high acquisition price."
He further said, "As a market leader we'll keep offering a variety of EV adoption options to customers be it battery rapid charging or home charging with lightweight portable batteries.
“Our upgraded bikes are now ready with the hi-tech batteries from EV Motors to deliver the best value for money to the discerning customer."
The quick charge feature makes regular vehicle operation of 130-140 km stress-free, thus bringing down maintenance and running costs, while certainly impacting business unit economics, as per the declaration.
EV Motors India Managing Director Vinit Bansal believed the partnership with Hero Electric is another step forward towards the company's pledge to boost e-mobility and provide a holistic EV infrastructure.
"We have observed a huge demand for electric two-wheelers and related services in last-mile delivery operation, keeping in mind the demand of long-life batteries that can not only be charged very swiftly but also can endure the rigidities of high temperatures and Indian driving conditions.
“Hence, this strategic partnership will help generate the necessary capability and technology for building the future of the mobility market in India," Bansal further.
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