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Bounce and Hindustan Petroleum join hands to set up 3,000 battery swapping stations in 10 cities – News

Those choosing this subscription model are free to use any of Bounce’s battery swapping stations nationwide. To make this swapping solution more viable, the company has now tied up with Bharat Petroleum (BP).

As part of this partnership between the two companies, Bounce will set up its swapping stations at Bharat Petroleum filling stations across India. In total, the partnership will result in the two companies setting up 3,000 new battery swapping stations across 10 major cities.

Bounce and Hindustan Petroleum join hands to set up 3,000 battery swapping stations in 10 cities

Going by these figures, each major city is going to get around 300 battery swapping stations, which is good enough for people using electric vehicles and can be considered as a viable solution. Bounce’s swapping stations have four, six or nine slots.

Bounce and Hindustan Petroleum join hands to set up 3,000 battery swapping stations in 10 cities

In all these slots, the batteries of electric two wheelers are assembled and charged. A customer just needs to remove the fully charged battery and reinsert his drained battery and plug it in to charge.

Bounce and Hindustan Petroleum join hands to set up 3,000 battery swapping stations in 10 cities

Bounce says that its network will have both manned and unmanned swapping stations, and in the case of unmanned stations, the entire process will be conducted through the company’s app.

Bounce and Hindustan Petroleum join hands to set up 3,000 battery swapping stations in 10 cities

Bounce also says that these swapping stations will support their interoperable partners (any other vehicle that uses the same battery), which means two-wheelers and three-wheelers from other manufacturers will also be able to use these stations .

Bounce and Hindustan Petroleum join hands to set up 3,000 battery swapping stations in 10 cities

Talking about the Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter, the company uses a 2kWh lithium-ion battery pack in it. The Bounce Infinity E1 is capable of giving a range of 85 km in Eco mode and 65 km in Power mode on full charge.

Bounce and Hindustan Petroleum join hands to set up 3,000 battery swapping stations in 10 cities

This scooter can be driven at a top speed of 65 kms. The company has launched it in five colors which include Sporty Red, Pearl White, Sparkle Black, Comet Gray and Desert Silver.

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