Power Global, which is a two-year old startup,introduced the eZeeTM swappable battery for light mobility vehicles in India recently. This is the company’s first mass market product and it will offer auto-rickshaw drivers a simple and cheaper path to EV adoption. The li-ion battery module is currently available by subscription pre-order, with initial distribution in Greater Noida.
Power Global was founded in 2019 by Romeo Power, co-founder and former SpaceX engineer Porter Harris, and international auto industry veteran Pankaj Dubey. The aim is to provide electric vehicles and clean energy products to global markets that have been left behind in the world’s push toward electrification.
Power Global’s first facility includes its battery production plant, located on the site of a former Honda Logistics India Pvt. Ltd. in Greater Noida, and its R&D lab and battery manufacturing facility in Pasadena, California, which will focus on new product innovations for electric vehicles and stationary storage applications.
On the launch, Pankaj Dubey, co-founder and CEO of Power Global India, said – “We are on a mission to improve access to clean energy solutions in India and other emerging markets by sharing our collective years of expertise in bringing affordable battery technology to market. While the eZeeTM will give light mobility vehicles new life, it also represents a path to help build local economies with direct and indirect job creation, while supporting evolving regional environmental goals, such as India’s FAME II mandates.”
Porter Harris, CEO and founder of Power Global, said – “The demand that we see in emerging markets is greater than those experienced by the United States, as millions of drivers are limited by options to affordably switch to electric mobility. With our team’s breadth and depth of experience, there is a major opportunity to bring affordable, high-performance electric vehicle technology to these communities to serve new markets while helping these regions improve air quality and ultimately their quality of life.”