Hero Electric And EV Motors India Join Hands To Launch Rapid Charging E-Bikes for Last Mile Delivery

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EV Motors India (EVM) and Hero Electric today announced their partnership to offer a unique proposition supporting adoption of electric vehicles for last mile delivery operation. Under this partnership, EV Motors, a holistic turnkey electric vehicle solutions provider will offer advanced battery solutions and charging infrastructure integrated with Hero Electric vehicles. The plan is to run a pilot of around 10,000 E Bikes in few cities in next 12 months before launching it nationwide. These solutions are specially designed to meet the requirements and expectations of last mile delivery operators, including E-commerce, Online food, Fleet operators & Courier delivery businesses.

As part of the partnership EVM will be integrating its hi-tech batteries with Hero E bikes that can be supercharged in less than 30 minutes using the rapid charging station network “PlugNgo” being set up by EV Motors. This quick charge feature makes daily vehicle operation of 130 km to 140 km stress-free. This will help in bringing down the maintenance & running costs, thereby impacting business unit economics positively. The rapid charging stations will be installed at strategic locations including the Hero dealerships and will be accessible for public charging.

Further, enabling a robust roadmap to build an effective fleet of hassle-free vehicle operations, EV Motors is addressing critical challenges including ownership of vehicle spread across large number of individuals, access to financing, EV charging infrastructure, battery performance & vehicle uptime and service issues.

Commenting on the partnership, Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric said, “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. As a market leader we’ll keep offering variety of EV adoption options to customers be it battery rapid charging or home charging with light weight portable batteries. Our upgraded bikes are now ready with the hi-tech batteries from EVM to deliver the best value for money to the discerning customer.”

Speaking on the occasion, Vinit Bansal, Managing Director, EV Motors India said, “We are excited about our partnership with Hero Electric, as it is another step forward towards our commitment to encourage e-mobility and provide a holistic EV infrastructure. We have witnessed a huge demand of electric two-wheelers and related services in last mile delivery operation, keeping in mind the requisition of long life batteries that can not only be charged very quickly but also can withstand the rigors of high temperatures and Indian driving conditions. Hence, this strategic partnership will help create the necessary
competency and technology for building the future of the mobility market in India.”

EV Motors offers a smart and composite state-of-the-art IoT solution for last mile delivery operations to ensure longer uptime and produce more focused insights related to fleet management and enable smooth operation of business. It has the capability to be integrated with other APIs which makes interoperability easy and will work with all individuals as well as last mile delivery operators. It provides crucial middleware not only to monitor/control the vehicle but also allows AI-enabled features like Vehicle diagnostics, Ride Statistics, Smart Battery management system (Real-time tracking of battery health, performance and efficiency). It is also laced with other advanced features like Anti-theft, Geo fencing, Remote Immobilization, Preventive maintenance schedule alert and alarm etc.

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